May 2019 - eBulletin - Issue 23


In this issue...
BPD eLearning Program
SANE BPD Ambassador
Lifeline DBTeen Therapy
BPD Treatment Experiences
Trauma Informed Care Toolkit
Petition - 40 Better Access Visits
BPD Awareness Week 2019
- 'Best Practice Deserved'

Branch News

Get Involved
Donate - Mother's Day My Cause
I Say No to Stigma
Study - Self Harm in Adolescents
Study - BPD & Hearing Voices

Update - VIC Royal Commission
Update - Aged Care Royal Comm

Regular Sections
Consumers / Lived Experience
Carers / Supporters

Employment New Job listing!
Donate, Submissions, Subscribe

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BPD eLearning Program
eLearning LogoStage 2 of the National BPD Training Strategy is now available online for mental health workers and service providers. ‘Effective psychological Treatment for BPD’ is a series of 5 modules with the knowledge and skills needed to provide evidence-based
treatment and support to a person with BPD and their family/carers. The Foundation is proud to be associated with
Project Air Strategy who developed these materials, with support from the National Mental Health Commission. More details in Training section below. Complete Training modules

SANE BPD Ambassador
SANE BPD AmbassadorAaron Fornarino became unwell at 14, and was eventually diagnosed with BPD many years later. He has gone on to find fulfilling work and an especially supportive therapist who helped him learn to manage his illness. He now serves as a peer ambassador for SANE Australia, where he advocates for better education about mental illness and better access to mental health services. Read more
Lifeline DBTeen Therapy
lifeline logoCarissa Wright credits DBT therapy with saving her life, as shared with Josh Zimmermann of the Sunday Times, WA. Carissa believes the Lifeline WA's plan to offer DBT to people 14-18yrs with emotional vulnerability would be a 'game changer'. Read more under 'WA' in Consumers/Lived Experience section

BPD Treatment Experiences
It's very hard for me to say anything positive': A qualitative investigation into BPD treatment experiences in the Australian context
SANE article imageSANE's recent spotlight report on Personality Disorders has led to this research article focusing on the interviews and focus groups. Recently published in the Australian Psychologist this is the first peer-reviewed article from the Anne Deveson Research Centre (ADRC). The findings conclude 'that people living with BPD are struggling to access timely, affordable and individualised treatment and support.'Future research should consider how the system could be modified or restructured to better support recovery for these individuals and others with complex mental illness.' Download

Trauma Informed Care & Practice Organisational Toolkit
TICPOT logoMental Health Coordinating Council MHCC  have developed this two-part toolkit which includes tools to build on existing trauma informed care and practice (TICP) in organisations committed to continuous improvement. Available free until end of July 2019. Download

Petition - 40 funded Better Access Visits for BPD
ValidatedCurrently there are just over 11,000 signatures on Help us to make the next milestone – 15,000! Encourage your family and friends and colleagues (maybe even your Doctor) to sign and keep the momentum going. The petition is requesting an increase in the number of funded visits for treating BPD by the MBS Better Access to Mental Health Initiative, from 10 sessions to 40 sessions, for BPD and other complex mental illnesses. We plan to deliver the petition to Federal Minister Greg Hunt MP.
Download & Print or Sign Online

BPD Awareness Week 1-7 October 2019 : 'Best Practice Deserved'
DesigHaving BPD ...Good Parentning has begun on the branding for this years campaign. Stay tuned for new colours, quotes and events! If you or your organisation wish to be involved please email
Keep sharing the 'Know BPD, No Stigma' 2018 campaign
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Foundation Branch News

The SA Branch have been accepted for the Grill'd 'Local Matters' fundraising campaign to support the production of an SA version of the Guide to Accessing Services for Borderline Personality Disorder. The month is yet to be allocated.

Members of the NSW Branch are working towards a SANE Forum topic for BPD Awareness Week, how to support carers to accompany lived experience people attending conferences such as TheMHs, and funding opportunities.

The WA Committee have mapped out their work this year, and established sub-committees for MHPN meetings, Centre of Excellence campaign, BPD Awareness Week planning and Fundraising to cover their expenses. Next meeting is on 15th May.
Membership is FREE for individuals. Click HERE to join now!
The Australian BPD Foundation is group of volunteer consumers, carers and clinicians passionate about encouraging a positive culture around Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and promoting the ready availability and accessibility of appropriate services for everyone impacted by BPD.

Mailing address: PO Box 942, Bayswater, Vic 3153.
P: 0458 469 274
Twitter - OzBPD

Get Involved

Mother's Day Donations
MyCause LogoWant a Mother’s Day gift that helps our charity and helps you at tax time? Donate to the Australian BPD Foundation by sending a DONATION GIFT CARD. Your funds will be sent to our charity (with DGR status), and a receipt will be sent to you. Cards can be customised for any occasion with text and even your business logos inserted, then emailed or printed at home. Donate

I Say No to Stigma
I Say No to StigmaTo show your support for SANE and Everymind and Mindframe's stigma reduction initiatives, sign the ‘I Say No To Stigma’ pledge form. Learn more

Study - Self-harm in Adolescents
Project Air Self harm studyProject Air Strategy are inviting parents who have a child under 18 to participate in a study exploring adolescent self-harm. Resources will be developed for parents in similar situations. Participate

Study - BPD & Hearing Voices
Do you experience voices?People who have been diagnosed with BPD and either (i) do not experience auditory hallucinations, or (ii) experience (or have previously experienced) auditory hallucinations are invited to contribute to this study. Phone or face-to-face. (1 or 2 visits) $50 gift card as a token of appreciation. Read more

Update - VIC MH Royal Commission
If you are interested in taking part in a forum to be held in a number of locations around the state please register online for the Community Consultation

Update - Aged Care Royal Commission
Submissions will be accepted until September. The website offers guidance on how to do so, and provides an online submission form. The Foundation will be submitting a report and if you have a special interest or wish to contribute please contact Geri at

For Consumers / Lived Experience

Resources - Australia Wide

SANE Topic Tuesday - 14 May
Image Topic TuesdayStigma will be the Topic Tuesday focus. StigmaWatch special guest will chat about stigma in the media, followed by a discussion on stigma, how it affects us, and how we can approach it. Register

Managing mental health when travelling or away from home
Read transcript of recent 'Topic Tuesday' held Tues 16 April. This conversation explored how we manage our mental health issues in times when traveling, or when our routine might be different or our comforts aren't the same.

SANE Lived Experience Forum
Safe, anonymous discussion for people living with mental illness, moderated 24/7 by mental health professionals.
'BPD Struggles' Read more

SANE Helpline - 1800 187 263
Talk to or email a mental health professional (weekdays 10am-10pm AEST) or email

More crisis and helplines are listed at the end of this eBulletin

Mind Recovery College - VIC/SA
Mind logoMind Recovery College™ courses draw from the experiences of others who have been on their own journey of recovery from mental illness. You’ll benefit from their insights and knowledge, and learn that hope and recovery are possible. Colleges are in Vic and SA, courses include Understanding Self Harm, Food and Mood, Emotional Intelligence, and many more... Courses

Emotional Intelligence
VIC - Dandenong - May 20
VIC - Greensborough - May 15 & 22
VIC - Abbotsford - May 29

Understanding personality disorder
VIC - Wangaratta - May 13
VIC - Abbotsord - May 14
VIC - Gippsland - June 27

Peer Support
VIC - Dandenong - May 20
VIC - Greensborough - June 27

Disordered Eating
SA - Mile End -  24, 31 May & 7 June


Mental Illness Fellowship - NT
Not BPD specific. Contact the nearest office to find out more about their services and programs - Mi PlaceDrop in Centre, Cool Program, and training and education. Details
Darwin (08) 8948 1051 or
Alice Springs (08) 8953 1467 or 
Tennant Creek (08) 8962 1931

MHACA Mental Health Association of Central Australia
Services offered include: 'Pathways to Recovery' providing support with living skills. 'Day to Day Living' is a community based program of structured activities for people living with mental distress. Drop in Centre open Tues-Thurs. 'Partners in Recovery' offers care coordination for people with complex needs Details

DBT - Life Skills Group
Footprints offer a DBT Life skills group. The modules include Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Distress Tolerance and Emotional Regulation, which are run consecutively throughout the year. Details and email or phone 07 3252 3488
QLD - West End - ongoing

Symptom Management & Therapy-based Programs
Safe Space logoAt Safe Space people can access a Mental Health Support Worker, use the Sensory Modulation Room, put together a Safety Plan or engage in therapeutic art. Read more
QLD - Caboolture & Redcliffe - Mon, Tues, Fri 3-8pm


Lifeline WA - DBTeen
DBTeen logoThis 12-week tial of the DBTeen skills group is available for people aged 14-18 who are experiencing difficulties managing their emotions and behaviours. Read more

Lighthouse Parenting Group
This free program is are designed to help parents sensitively read and respond to their children’s emotional needs. These groups aim to improve parental functioning by building a greater awareness of their own emotional states, to better manage their emotional arousal, and to develop skills in noticing and thinking about their child’s thoughts and feelings. This Lighthouse group is for parents who have children in care, or who are at risk of this occurring. Details

Cert IV Mental Health Peer Work
The Mental Health Commission had once again funded CoMHWA to award up to twenty scholarships for the Cert IV Mental Health Peer work nationally recognised qualification.  If you would like to register your interest in this qualification, please send your details to Rebecca at

For Carers / Supporters

Resources - Australia Wide

SANE Carers Forum - Topic Tuesday - 21 May
Image Topic Tuesday logoDefining your role as a Carer
Taking on the role of caring for someone with mental health challenges is no easy feat, as mental health differs to physical health, sometimes it can take time to become aware that we are mental health carers in the first place. Register
Working through feelings of guilt
Read transcript of recent April Topic Tuesday.
New to BPD Diagnosis
Our Stories Forum

Carer Supports
SANE Helpline - 1800 187 263
Talk to a mental health professional (weekdays 10am-10pm AEST) or Email

More crisis and helplines are listed at the end of this eBulletin.

BPD Carer Group
This is a carer support group for anyone who loves and/or cares for a family member or friend who has been diagnosed with BPD or who has traits of BPD. Contact Natalie by email or 0415 111 894. Meetings held on the first Monday of each month Details

Jun 3 - Holt, Canberra (5:30-7:30pm)

Family Connections
Free 12-week program providing education, skills training and support for people supporting a person who experiences the symptoms of BPD.

Register for next group

Family Connections
Free 12-week program providing education, skills training and support for people supporting a person who experiences the symptoms of BPD. Details and Register

May 27 - Wollongong - Mon 10am - 12pm
June 25 - Hyde Park - Tues 6-8pm
July 29 - Charlestown - Mon 10am-12pm

Staying Connected when Emotions Run High
The workshop will provide families, foster carers and friends with additional relationship skills to support someone (between 12yrs to 100yrs) who experiences relationship difficulties, overwhelming feelings and can behave in a way that makes them a danger to themselves or others. Details

Nowra - Jul 30 - Register 4422 1547

My Sanctuary Support Group

For carers of people who live with BPD. Contact ARAFMI by email or ph (02) 4283 3993 or  4283 3499. New time - 1st Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm
New address - ARAFMI, 17 Princes Hwy, Fairy Meadow, NSW 2519

NT Carers
Not BPD specific, but carer activities include counselling, music therapy, and peer support groups weekly in Darwin, Alice Springs and Katherine. Details

Mental Health First Aid Courses
Not BPD specific, but can assist with confidence in responding to self-harm, psychosis and suicidal ideation. Register

Family Connections
Free 12-week program providing education, skills training and support for people supporting a person who experiences the symptoms of BPD. Register


Family Connections
Free 12-week program providing education, skills training and support for people supporting a person who experiences the symptoms of BPD. Register
May 22 - Bowden - 6:30-8:30pm

Sanctuary BPD Carer Support Group
Contact us by email website facebook or (08) 8276–4552
Meet 2nd Tuesday of each month at Skylight 5 Cooke Tce, Wayville, SA
May 14 - Wayville (4:15-6:15pm) NEW TIME !

Lived-Experience Telephone Support Service (LETTS)
This after-hours service supports people with mental health issues as well as their carers, family and friends. It is available between 5:00pm-11:30pm every night. 1800 031 755


Mental Health First Aid Courses
Not BPD specific, but can assist with confidence in responding to self-harm, psychosis and suicidal ideation. Register


Information Session Learning about BPD for Families & Friends
This free one day workshop by Spectrum is for families, friends and others who support someone with BPD (or a likely diagnosis of BPD) provides information about BPD and how to best support the person whilst still caring for yourselves. 
June 12 - Richmond Register
Aug 14 - Frankston Register

Learning More about BPD: A Workshop for Families & Friends
Free 1-day workshop that further develops educational and practical approaches in supporting someone living with BPD while caring for yourself.
Jun 25 - Richmond Register

Family Connections
Free 12-week program providing education, skills training and support for people supporting a person who experiences the symptoms of BPD. Register
Aug TBC - Malvern East
Aug TBC - Geelong

BPD Family and Carer Support Group
Meet 1st Wednesday of each month from 7pm–9pm. Free. Contact MIND Carer Helpline 1300 554 660 for venue details.

GROW Carer Support
This group is for carers of people with a mental illness and can help with support and connection to other services if needed. Details


Family Connections
Free 12-week program providing education, skills training and support for people supporting a person who experiences the symptoms of BPD. Register

July 1 - Perth - Mon 5:30-7:30pm
July 11 - Perth - TBC

Helping Minds
Caring for a family member or friend with a mental illness can be confusing, frightening, exhausting and isolating. No matter how well-meaning, sometimes your friends and family may not know how to support you. However, you do not have to go through it alone. Read more

For Clinicians

National BPD Training Strategy
Stage 1 - Webinars
Training Strategy logo
Six webinars available online. View webinars

Stage 2 - eLearning Modules
Stage 2 logo‘Effective Psychological Treatment for BPD’ is a series of 5 free online modules. They provide clinicians with the knowledge and skills to provide evidence-based treatment and support to a person with BPD and their family/carer. Contains text, videos, linked resources and a multiple choice test. Each module takes approx 60 minutes, and a certificate of completion is issued.
1. What is effective care for BPD?
2. How to effectively engage people with BPD in treatment
3. How to reduce crises & increase safety to promote recovery in people with BPD
4. Working actively with people with BPD. Connecting with carers. partners & family
5. Successful BPD treatment - A support guide for mental health workers.

Research - Clinicians and BPD
Understanding the Experiences of Healthcare Professionals Regarding Personality Disorders
SANE logoSANE have explored the experience of healthcare professionals supporting clients living with BPD. The participants’ answers indicated that a certain type of person is drawn to working with people living with personality disorder. Healthcare professionals who thrive in this area tended to be empathetic and understanding. Read more

Webinar - BPD Traits in Traumatised Refugee Presentations: Implications for Assessment and Treatment

Dr Anthony Korner (psychiatrist, Uni NSW) explores adapting treatment to suit the client’s needs, aiming at managing BPD traits alongside managing PTSD. Dominica Dorning (psychologist, STARTTS) will illustrate this with a case study of a client from a refugee background. May 8 webinar. View

Conferences & Forums

Save The Date!
9th Annual National BPD Conference - Nov 14 & 15 (Vic)

BPD - Best Practice Deserved
The theme of the 2019 Conference will be
to explore the various facets of what is 'Best Practice' for supporting/treating people impacted by BPD looking at 'what works' and current research.

Planning is underway for the Pre-conference workshop for mental health professionals on Thursday 14 November, with the main Conference for people with lived experience, their families, friends and clinicians will be held on Friday 15th November.

VIC - Melbourne - Nov 14 & 15

13th International Treatment of Personality Disorders Conference - Nov 7 & 8 (NSW)
Personalising Effective Treatment
Project Air Strategy Conference - Fri 8 Nov
Family and Consumer Day - Thurs 7 Nov
Professor Ueli Kramer, Lausanne University Hospital - Institute of Psychotherapy and General Psychiatry Switzerland, will present a keynote on "Effective processes in treatment for personality disorder: what science teaches us" and an all-day Saturday workshop on "Case formulation for personality disorder.
Call for Abstracts - closes 1 June. Submit with a 250-word summary.
NSW -  Wollongong - Nov 7 & 8

RANZCP 2019 Congress
RAZZCP 2019 logoContinuity in a World of Change
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists 2019 Congress offers a scientific program of topics spanning the breadth of contemporary psychiatric practice and research. Program and  Details
QLD - Cairns - May 12-16

Sessions on BPD and Personality Disorders:
Tuesday May 14:
Consumer perspective on BPD management: how are the NHMRC BPD guidelines faring in practice?
Jessica Proctor (Concurrent 4I)

A systematic review of the effectiveness of clozapine in the treatment of personality disorder.
Mrigendra Das (Concurrent 4I)

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD): diagnostic complexity, acute service utilisation and coronial involvement – an urgent need for training and effective intervention.
Jillian Broadbear, Sathya Rao, Lukas Cheney & Josephine Beatson (90 mins) (Concurrent 5F)

Wed May 15:
Imagined ugliness of the self: a qualitative study of avoidant personality disorder
Lisa Lampe (Concurrent 7F)

Trauma, dissociation and personality disorder.
Invited Speaker - Janine Stevenson (60 mins) (Concurrent 8C)

TheMHS Annual Conference 2019
Building Healthy Communities: Stories of Resilience and Hope
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
QLD - Brisbane - Aug 27, 28, 30 Details

Auspath 2019
'Myth busting: Sorting Fact from Fiction in Trans Healthcare
The Australian Professional Association for Trans Health Conference sessions will cover mental health, endocrinology, strengthening Community and more.
Call for Abstracts - closes 24th May
WA - Fremantle - Oct 24-26 Details

6th Asia Pacific Rim Confederation of Counsellors Conference
Insight and Learnings from around the Pacific Rim; meeting your community’s mental health needs
Day 2 Workshop: Dr Paige Williams
Understanding and Treating Self-Injury in Clients with Co-occurring Disorders
Day 3 Workshop: Paper Presentation: Nichola Cooper
The truth about trust; how to build trust in your therapeutic alliance
Day 3 Workshop: David Nugent
Removing the eggshells our families walk on: Anger management for men
Day 3 Workshop: Danielle Williamson & Mr David Eckel
The Challenging Parts of Complex Trauma: What can Internal Family Systems Therapy offer?
QLD - Brisbane - Sep 27-29 Details


Bouverie Centre
Families & Trauma Work
Working with families and individuals where there has been trauma, especially intergenerationally, presents complex challenges that require more than what any one framework or approach can provide.
VIC - Brunswick - May 13 & 14 3 Register

Trans & Gender Questioning - Family Work
VIC - Brunswick - Jun 12 Register

Blue Knot
Introduction to Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (Level 1)
QLD - Gold Coast - May 20 Register

Foundation for Trauma Informed Care and Practice (Level 1)
QLD - Brisbane - May 27 Register
QLD - Townsville- May 31 Register

Working Therapeutically With Complex Trauma Clients (Level 2)
QLD - Brisbane - Jun 27 & 28 Register

Managing Vicarious Trauma
NSW - Wollongong - May 17 Register

Embedding Trauma Informed Care and Practice for Managers
TAS - Hobart - May 10  Register
SA - Adelaide - May 13 Register

Working with Psychosis and Trauma - Masterclass (Matt Ball)
VIC - Melbourne - May 17 Register
NSW - Sydney - May 29 Register

Trauma Informed Transgender & Gender Diverse Affirmative Care
NSW - Sydney - May 10 Register

Trauma Informed Care & Practice for the Legal & Justice Sectors
VIC - Melbourne - May 24 Register

Trauma Informed Care & Practice in Domestic & Family Violence (Lvl 1)
VIC - Melbourne - May 31 Register

Facilitator Training
Discovering Relationships Using Music, Beliefs, Emotions, Attitudes and Thoughts
DRUMBEAT is an evidence-based social and emotional learning program, incorporating hand-drumming and proven to build resilience and show measurable changes in social behaviour. Three day training. Register
NT - Darwin - May 28-30

LGBTI Professional Development, Education & Training
The National LGBTI Health Alliance have created a database of training opportunities available across Australia.They also have created a checklist for an Inclusivity Audit Tool to assist organisations to be LGBTI friendly. Download

Mental Health Professionals Networks
Enhance your understanding of BPD by joining a BPD-focused network in your area. Networks meet face-to-face and offer you the opportunity to build practitioner relationships, improve referral pathways, benefit from peer support and professional development opportunities.

To join a network and receive their next meeting invitation, please visit:
Brisbane North
Ipswich/West Moreton
Northern Territory - May TBC
Perth BPD - May 9th @ 6pm - Register
Sydney BPD - June 5 BPD & Childhood Trauma Register
Victorian BPD

Contact Ingrid at to start or join a BPD network in your area.

Mental Health First Aid Australia
Non-Suicidal Self-Injury
Four hour face-to-face course for anyone over 18 years. Flyer and Register
QLD - Brisbane - May 20
WA- Bayswater - May 31
NSW - Castle Hill - Jun 20
WA - Bayswater - Jun 28
SA - Oakden - Jun 28

Also provides a stand-alone program specifically for responding to someone who feels suidal. Detalis

Orygen – National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health
National training program. Details

Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Supervision Masterclass 2019
VIC - Travancore - May 9-10 Register

Early Intervention for Borderline Personality Disorder (Melbourne) 2019
VIC - Travancore - Aug 15-16 Register

Orygen - Youth Health
Local Community Professionals training program. Details

Working with families where parents have a mental illness
VIC - Parkville - Jul 24 Register

Safe In Oz
Introduction To Working With Individuals Who Have Self-Destructive Behaviours Register
TAS - Glenorchy - May 9 & 10 - Real Talk for Carers
VIC - Frankston - May 23 & 24
VIC - Bendigo - May 27 & 28
QLD - Hervey Bay - May 30 & 31

Schema Therapy Society
Schema Therapy is an evidence-based therapy for BPD. The Schema Therapy Society provides links to Schema Therapy training providers around Australia. Details

Schema Therapy - The Model, Methods & Techniques
This 3-day workshop will help attendees gain a understanding of the Schema Therapy model and provide an extensive platform for learning new skills and techniques used in Schema Therapy. 
WA - Perth - June 12/13/14 Register
NSW - Sydney - Sept 5/6/7 Register
VIC - Melbourne - July 24/25/26 Register
QLD - Brisbane - Sept 25/26/27 Register
QLD - Cairns - July 3/4/5 Register
NSW - Newcastle - Sept 26/27/28 Register

Borderline Personality Disorder
For GPs, Psychiatrists, Psychologists & Nurses
BPD is a common mental illness that can be highly distressing for the person affected and for their family and friends. Presenters Dr Rajan Nagesh and Dr Gizelle Dias will update attendees on BPD, treatment & management options and referral pathways. Register
SA - Adelaide - Jun 12

Understanding BPD for Psychologists/ allied health
This free workshop is aimed at up-skilling psychologists and allied health staff  and mental health nurses to help them in working with people with BPD and associated risk issues in primary care. (For clinicians living or working in the Dandenong & Frankston/Mornington Peninsula region)
VIC - Dandenong - Aug 6 Register
VIC - Frankston - Aug 15 Register

Core competencies for Working with People with BPD
One day workshop covers key competencies, developmental understanding of diagnosis, therapeutic relationships, management of risk ant treatment planning. Register
VIC - Richmond - Sep 4 Register

How to Help your Patients with BPD - GPs Module 2
This 3-hour workshop is the second in a series of 3  workshops aimed at up-skilling GPs in diagnosis, managing crises, developing treatment and crisis plans and  understanding referal pathways.  For GPs living or working in the Dandenong & Frankston/Mornington Peninsula region.
VIC - Frankston- Jun 1 Register
VIC - Frankston - Sep 7 Register

How to Hep your Patients with BPD - GPs Module 3
VIC - Dandenong - Aug 31 Register

Engagement with People with BPD during Crisis in Public Mental Health
This workshop will focus on how to engage effectively with clients presenting with BPD who have suicidal ideation and/or non-suicidal self-injury. Specifically, participants will learn how the National Health and Medical Research Council’s(NHMRC) guidelines inform risk assessment and effective crisis management and also how clinicians can respond therapeutically to crisis.
VIC - Richmond - May 22 Register

Psychoanalytic Clinic Symposium
Questions relating to transference, time and the centrality of speech will be key points of address. Participants will have the opportunity to address their own responses and questions to the symposium. Register
VIC - Richmond - May 27

Recognising and Responding to Potential Personality Disorder: A workshop for school counselors, teachers and other education providers
This workshop aims to provide a foundational knowledge in the area of personality disorders to assist in conceptualisation, identification and interactions with students. Register
VIC - Richmond - May 31

Office-based Management of People with BPD for Private Psychiatrists
VIC - Richmond - Jun 22 Register

WAAMH Western Australian Association for Mental Health Training, workshops and Forums hosted by WAAMH. Register

De-escalation Techniques
WA - Karratha - May 20

Youth de-escalation Skills
WA - Perth - May 28


Senior Mental Health Clinician, Grade 2 or 3 – Spectrum 
We are looking for a passionate and experienced mental health professional to contribute to and develop Spectrum's clinical programme as a Senior Clinician. The roles being advertised can range from part time to full time employment as negotiated at interview. Details and Position Description
Applications close May14th

Please use this as a place to inform our community of any job vacancies or offers of mentoring. A fee may apply. Contact us by email

Helplines - 24 hour

Emergency Services 000
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
Suicide Line Victoria 1300 651 251
Lifeline 13 11 14 or Chat
Kid's Helpline (5-25yrs) 1800 55 1800 or
Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636  or Chat
MensLine Australia 1300 789978
Direct Line 1800 888 236 Immediate counselling & support,
Poison Information Centre
13 11 26
Family Drug Helpline 1300 660 068 sharc
Ice Help Line 1800 423 238

Helplines - Limited Hours

SANE Helpline - 1800 187 263
Mon - Fri 10am-10pm AEST.
Chatline Mon-Fri 10am-10pm AEST Details

Blue Knot Helpline - 1300 657 380
Mon-Sun 9am-5pm AEST/ADST

Eating Disorders Helpline - 1800 33 4673 (1800 ED HOPE)
Mon-Fri 8am-9pm AEST (except public holidays).

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