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April 2020 - eBulletin - Issue 33
 
 

In this issue...
News
Strategies for COVID-19 & BPD
COVID-19 Info
COVID-19 Resources
Supporting Students with BPD
PD Research
NDIS Recovery Coach


Branch News

Get Involved
Survey - Social Cognition in BPD
Forums - Digital Mental Health Standards
Survey - Consumer/Carer 
Survey - Peer Workforce
Fundraiser - 21ks for BPD

Petition
Donate
Buy a BPD Bandana

 
Regular Sections
Consumers / Lived Experience
Carers / Supporters
Clinicians

Conferences
Training
Employment
Helplines
Donate, Submissions, Subscribe


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Strategies for getting through COVID-19 lockdown for people with BPD
COVID-19 Mahlie TipsFor people who live with anxiety disorder, panic disorder and extreme distress and emotional dis-regulation - some ideas from National Mental Health Advocate (and self-isolation queen) - Mahlie Jewell. (27:07m) View Video

COVID-19 Information 
National Caronavirus Helpline - 1800 020 080
 
State information 
Mental Health Support from Head to Health
Telehealth - Bulk Billed appointments by phone/video until 30 Sept 2020

COVID-19 Resources
Translated printed resources and video/audio
Aboriginal languages 
Easy Read English 
Children plus download CoviBook for Kids
Young people and their parents
Older Australians
GP's
Health Care workers - free Infection Control Training
Distress Tolerance workshops

COVID-19 Taking Care of Yourself and Others
COVID-19 self careBlue Knot Foundation has put together a trauma informed fact sheet with tips on how to take care of yourself and others during the COVID-19 pandemic. It covers media and social media, sleep, nourishing yourself and being creative. Also includes general advice on preventing the spread of coronavirus. Download 

Supporting Students with BPD: A Guide for Educational Professionals, Parents, and Students

BPD in Schools coverThis colourful, 32 page guide from Emotions Matter (USA) describes BPD, its presentation in young people and how it might be affecting learning and daily functioning in school. It does refer to the USA (New York) education system, however it includes excellent, realistic accomodations that parents and educators can adopt for K-12 and older students. Download

Personality Disorder Research
Uni of Melbourne logoCurrent research projects at the University of Melbourne are looking at a wide range of concerns, including long-term outcomes of early intervention, stress, premature mortality, voice hearing, and the effectiveness of group interventions for family and friends. Read more

Recovery Coach - New NDIS item for Mental Health
NDIS logoPeople living with mental health problems who are eligible for NDIS will soon be able to include a Recovery Coach as part of their package. The role will combine support co-ordination and recovery, and will combine lived experience and learnt experience. Read more

Foundation Branch News

Please send an Expression of Interest to the Foundation if you are interested in joining one of our State Branch Committees. Email
 
Support the Foundation - click here to DONATE 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
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admin@bpdfoundation.org.au
Membership is FREE for individuals - click HERE to join now!
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Get Involved

Survey - Social Cognition in Borderline Personality and Substance Use Disorders: A Transdiagnostic Approach
PD & Social ProcessingSocial cognition is the ability to adequately process social signals. The main purpose of this study through Monash Uni is to investigate whether personality trait profiles explain differences in social cognition. There is a single testing session (online - with laptop or personal computer using Chrome browser). To cover cost a voucher for $30 will be mailed to you. Flyer and Survey

Forums - Digital Mental Health Standards
Digital MH SafetyMany of us will be accessing digital mental health supports in the future. Have your say on the development of the National Safety & Quality Digital Mental Health Standards (NSQDMH). Draft Standards are available for public consultation. View the webinar and slides of Hobart forum held in March, or book in for future online forums and webinars to be held in April and May. They will be facilitated by Dr Peggy Brown AO (Australian BPD Foundation's patron). Register EOI 
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Surveys - Fifth Plan Consumer and Carer Surveys 2020

The National Mental Health Commission want to hear from people with lived experience and family members/carers to better understand your experience of using mental health services in Australia over the last year. Surveys open until 13th April. Details 
Take the Consumer Survey
Take the Carer Survey

Survey - National Peer Workforce Development Guidelines
NMHC logoThe findings of this survey will inform the National Mental Health Commission’s ‘National Peer Workforce Development Guidelines’ (referred to as the Guidelines). The project is conducted by a research team at RMIT University and led by a peer/lived experience researcher. Survey

Fundraiser - 21ks for BPD - MyCause
21ks for BPDBlaec will be running a Half Marathon - 21kms - at Albert Park, Melbourne on June 21 2020 to raise funds and awareness for people with lived experience of BPD. All money raised will go to the Australian BPD Foundation. Blaec has someone in his life who is diagnosed with this illness and has seen the impact on those around them. Please support his commitment to help reduce the suffering and raise awareness. Thank you. Contribute

Petition - 40 funded Better Access visits per year for BPD

ValidatedCurrently there are just over 15,000 signatures on change.org. Help us to make the next milestone – 20,000! Encourage your family and friends and colleagues (maybe even your GP) 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.
Download & Print or Sign Online

Donate
ACNC logoWe welcome your donations to assist the Foundation to Support, Promote and Advocate for people impacted by BPD, and to bring you this eBulletin and BPD Advocate Newsletter. You can choose from any of these platforms, or donate directly to us at:
Australian BPD Foundation
My Cause
My Giving Circle
Good to Give (employer pre-tax deductions)
Beyond Bank (earn high interest, while the bank donates to us)
The Foundation is a registered Charity with DGR status, contributions over $2 can be claimed as a tax deduction.

BPD Bandannas (order via Etsy)
SkylarHelp raise awareness of BPD with these gorgeous Bandannas
Order on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/ABPDF
Bandannas are $15, $20 for 2, or add $10 for each additional bandanna - postage included! Skylar poses on our bandanna this month - send in your pics for us to share!


For Consumers / Lived Experience

Video Workshop - Drawing for Distress Tolerance
Drawing for distress toleranceDrawing for Distress Tolerance is an arts based workshop created by Mahlie Jewell, originally available in a face-to-face format. Mahlie has recorded the practices and skills for you to view online while you are spending more time physically distancing. The goal is to use art to regulate emotions, tolerate distress and find positive solutions to these challenges. 
For more info and resources: Graphics for Good or insta: @graphicsforgood
Part 1 - Intro & Continuous Line Drawing
Part 2 - Story Drawing
Part 3 - Repetitive Shapes and Lines
Part 4 - Colour Challenge

Living with BPD
JenniferJennifer has lived with BPD and Aspergers for nearly 20 years, and enjoyes a positive and hope-filled life with support from the Open Minds chime program (Sunshine Coast, Queensland). Read more

The Truth about Self Harm
Self-Harm coverThis booklet from the Mental Health Foundation (UK) aims to help you understand more about self-harm and what to do if you are worried about yourself or someone else. It explains what self-harm is, what to do if you or someone you know is self-harming, and how to get help. Many people who self-harm DO NOT have BPD. Download
Ed: For further support, see the Australian Helpline section at the end of this eBulletin

SANE Special Events - Topic Tuesday
Image Topic TuesdayApril 'Topic Tuesday' 7-8pm AEDT
Our friends at One Door Mental Health will be joining in next month! Date to be confirmed
Read transcript of March 'Topic Tuesday' Online mindfulness hosted by Smiling Mind.

SANE Lived Experience Forum
Safe, anonymous discussion for people living with mental illness, moderated 24/7 by mental health professionals. Forums are text based - no software needed! The first post of the thread will give you an idea of the topic. Hit the 'refresh' button regularly to read the new posts.) Check out their Guides

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

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

Please contact organisations directly to confirm their COVID-19 responses to meeting schedules.

ACT
Dialectical Behaviour Skills Group
BPD in ACTFor information on 2020 programs please call, text or email Natalie 0415 111 894 or bpdawarenessact@gmail.com



Recovery College
ACT Recovery College logoThe ACT Recovery College is a FREE, non-judgemental place for all Canberrans over 18 to learn about mental health, recovery and wellbeing. 
Staff are now working from home and continue to work diligently on plans to continue courses through an online platform and will advise further once arrangements are in place. To remain connected and updated, follow us on Facebook 

AGA Intersex Support Group
AGAA Gender + Agenda is a safe space for intersex folks to meet and chat with others. Conducts trainings, support groups and events.
Please note, like much of the ACT, AGA is in partial shut-down due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Please refer to this info sheet to find our more about our services and other supports during this time.

NT
NT Mental Health Coalition
My Recovery Program 
Due to the emergence of the COVID-19 virus in Australia and related restrictions, the delivery of My Recovery programs in the Darwin regio has been put on hold. My Recovery is part of a Peer Led Education Pilot being coordinated by the NT Mental Health Coalition and evaluated by Menzies School of Health Research. Details 
Contact 
eo@ntmhc.org.au or (08) 8948 2246 for future programs
Darwin - April 14th - postponed
Darwin - May 2 - postponed
Palmerston - May 19 - postponed

Mental Illness Fellowship - NT
Mi PlaceDrop in Centre, Cool Program, training and education. Not BPD specific. Details
Darwin (08) 8948 1051 or admin@mifant.org.au
Alice Springs (08) 8953 1467 or alice@mifant.org.au 
Tennant Creek (08) 8962 1931 tennant@mifant.org.au

TEMHCO - Top End Mental Health
Palmerston and rural areas. Website
Caronavirus update

MHACA Mental Health Association of Central Australia
'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. Not BPD specific. Details

Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic.

SA
MI-DBT
Group therapy program for women living with BPD during the child's first years. Adapted from DBT, it supports parenting skills early in the infant’s development.
Enquiries - 1300 898 213
Fax Referral 1300 580 249

WA
WA Peer Supporters’ Network
Free education and group supervision to build skills, sustain and thrive in your peer support role. Calendar
Enquiries - 9258 8911 or info@peersupportwa.org.au
East Perth - Claisebrook Lotteries House, 33 Moore St.

For Carers / Supporters

Webinars -  Helping Each Other Through COVID-19
FC WebinarsDue to Family Connections™ overwhelming wait list, NEA-BPD (USA) are offering a webinar series to educate and provide skills to those struggling with a loved one who has characteristics of BPD and/or emotion dysregulation. This is for people who have yet to participate in Family Connections™ or for those who need a refresher. View webinars

Self-Harm Explained for Parents
KidsHelpLine imageFinding out a child has been self-harming can be scary and confusing. KidsHelpLine explains what self-harm is and suggests things that you can do. Read more or phone 1800 55 1800

Carer Gateway
Carer Gateway logoAs the current situation with coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) is rapidly evolving, in-person carer services are likely to be affected. Carers who need access to services or information should contact their current service provider or call 1800 422 737 (Mon-Fri 8am-6pm) Read more

SANE Special Events - Topic Tuesday
Image Topic Tuesday logoApril 'Topic Tuesday' 7-8pm AEST To be confirmed
Read transcript of 'Topic Tuesday' 31st March 2020
Online mindfulness hosted by Smiling Mind.
Read transcript 'Topic Tuesday' 25 Feb 2020
Are you feeling alone? Carer Support and Discussion
Carers Forum
SANE Forums are a safe, anonymous discussion for people living with mental illness, moderated 24/7 by mental health professionals. Forums are text based - no software needed! Hit the 'refresh' button regularly to read the new posts. See their Guides

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. 
 

Please contact organisations directly to confirm their COVID-19 responses to meeting schedules.

Family Connections
FC KnotFree 12-week program providing education, skills training and support for people supporting a person who experiences the symptoms of BPD. Register for next group in your area

Register first, and if you would like to attend one of the groups below, please also email to indicate your interest.
Most groups delivered via TELECONNECTIONS due to COVID-19
QLD - Teneriffe - Mar 31 (Tues 2:00-4:00pm) Register
VIC - Langwarrin - Apr 22 (Wed 6:00pm-8:00pm) Register
VIC - Werribee - May 20 (Wed 10:30-12:30pm) Register
NSW - Charlestown - May 28 (Thurs 9:30-11:30am) Register

Mental Health First Aid Courses
MHFA logoNot BPD specific, but can assist with confidence in responding to non-suicidal self-harm, psychosis and suicidal ideation. Designed for specific groups such as youth, older person, aboriginal and for teens assisting their peers. Register


 

ACT
BPD Loved Ones Support 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 at Carers ACT, on the first Monday of each month Flyer

Holt, Canberra - Confirm first by email or 0415 111 894
 

NSW
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 - postponed
ARAFMI, 17 Princes Hwy, Fairy Meadow, NSW 2519
 

NT
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 Illness Fellowship
Provides mental health services in Darwin, not BPD specific. Details and Flyer
 
 
SA
Sanctuary BPD Carer Support Group
Sanctuary logoContact us by email website facebook
Meet 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:00pm
Glenside Health Services, Admin & Learning Bldg 
Karrayarta Drive, Glenside, SA

Glenside - Apr 14 cancelled due to COVID-19

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

 

TAS
Mental Health Families & Friends Tasmania
MHF&F TASCarer Support  (Not BPD Specific)
Hobart Clinic - Postponed - (03) 6247 9960 info@thehobartclinic.com.au

Peer Work and the NDIS Induction Training Register 

Scheduled for April - postponed Register to be contacted with new dates.
Launceston, Hobart and Devonport
(03) 6228 7448 or admin@mhfamiliesfriendstas.org.au

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

 

VIC
Learning More about BPD: A One-Day workshop for Family & Friends
Richmond - May 29 Register

Support group for Relationship Trauma
Meet 1st Friday of the month from 7pm - 8:30pm Register
Mental Health Foundation Australia
Suite J, 450 Chapel St, South Yarra, Vic 3141
South Yarra - Cancelled

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. Via ZOOM

Outer East BPD Carer Support Group
Meet 3rd Monday of the month 1:00pm-3:00pm - Cancelled - at Coonara Community House. Contact EACH (03) 8720 2500 Details

BPD Community Family & Friend's Group
Meet 3rd Tuesday of the month 6:30pm. Free. Cancelled
South Melbourne. Register

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
 

WA
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


Research program into BPD or Severe Personality Disorder  
Orygen BPD researchProf Andrew Chanen describes Orygen's HYPE Program which focuses research on understanding, preventing and treating severe personality disorder. Key goals are to implement early intervention, thereby improving vocational outcomes, physical health and wellbeing, and assisting young people to get appropriate care. (2:47m) View video

Guide - Video Mental Health Consultations
Video MH ConsultationSwinburne University have prepared this Practical Guide to assist in the successful transition from face-to-face to video consultations. It includes suggestions on common challenges, setting up your workspace, adapting therapeutic skills and how to make the experience comfortable for both you and your client. Download

Fact Sheet - For Practitioners and Health & Welfare Workers:
Blue Knot Factsheet for PractitionersCOVID-19:Calming the Storm 
This fact sheet from the Blue Knot Foundation suggests 10 tips to manage supporting people in distress during the COVID-19 pandemic, and also looking after themselves. Read more



Online - Introduction to Early Invervention for BPD
Orygen Modules logoThis free online course is for professionals working with a young person. Complete modules

National BPD Training Strategy
Stage 1 - Webinars

Training Strategy logoSix 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 for mental health workers and service providers. Completed sequentially, each module takes approx 60 mins. Certificate issued. Complete Modules

Stage 3 - Core Competency Workshops
Core Competency coverWorkshops have been POSTPONED due to COVID-19 and restrictions on travel and gatherings.  Please ‘stay tuned’ for new dates to be published in future editions of the eBulletin.
Read more about the National BPD Training Strategy.



Royal Australian College of GPs 
BPD: Diagnosis and Management in General Practice

RACGP logoThis GP only training is designed to assist GPs in identifying the risk factors and clinical features of BPD. It reviews effective management, appropriate prescribing, involvement of families/carers and crisis management. (60 mins, CPD: 2 points) Details
Available to RACGP members via gplearning.racgp.org.au

Conferences & Forums

Working with people with BPD - Tasmania - Postponed
Tasmania flyerThis workshop by A/Prof Sathya Rao will be presented in Tasmania on a date to be confirmed. Catering for mental health clinicians, it will cover working with people with complex diagnoses, inpatient/outpatient settings and managing NSSI and suicidal ideation. There will be plenty of opportunities to discuss the complex clinical situations that you come across in your clinical practice. Refreshments provided. Flyer 
TAS - Sandy Bay - Postponed, date TBC Details

Mental Health across the Lifespan - Melbourne - Rescheduled
Towards an integrated, accessible and trusted mental health system.
MHAL logoWith multiple Royal Commissions and Inquiries currently underway, there has never been a better time to work together towards an integrated, accessible and trusted mental health system for all, where leaders & innovators across the mental health & related sectors can come to consider the issues. Details
VIC - Melbourne - Rescheduled to 24-25th November 2020

CMHA - 3rd National NDIS & Mental Health Conference - Adelaide - Rescheduled

NDIS & MH logoThe 3rd National NDIS Mental Health Conference streams explore lived experience, innovation, human rights and the interface. The NDIS rollout is largely complete, and each state has had its learnings and takeaways. Now is the time for us to come together to share our experience and look at what comes next. Topics will cover Innovation, Interface, Human Rights & Social Equity and Lived Experience Workforce & Leadership. Register
SA - Adelaide - Rescheduled to 4-5th February 2021

6th International Congress on BPD and Allied Disorders 2020 - Belgium - Rescheduled
ESSPD logoChange for a better future: Perspectives beyond symptoms
Take the opportunity to actively shape the scientific programme by submitting a Symposium, Oral Presentation or a Poster. Submission deatline: 28 March 2020 Details
BELGIUM - Antwerp - Rescheduled to September 2021

Spectrum Conference 2020 - Melbourne
Spectrum logoComplexities in Personality Disorder: A Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT) Approach
Prof Anthony Bateman will present the keynte, and also host in-depth training in MBT, and post-conference workshop covering the diagnosis and treatment of anti-social personality disorder. Read more
VIC - Melbourne - Oct 16 - To be confirmed

14th International Conference for the Treatment of Personality Disorders - Wollongong, NSW
PA LogoAbstract submissions for the Scientific Conference (Friday) and Consumer, Family and Carer Day (Thursday) are now open. Send your ideas for an original presentation (e.g. new research, treatment approach, or a consumer or carer perspective) or poster proposal (e.g. on a new service innovation) to info-projectair@uow.edu.au with a 250-word summary by 1st May. Conference Details
NSW - Wollongong - Nov 5, 6, 7

Training

Please contact organisations directly to confirm their COVID-19 responses to training schedules.

AADANT Association of Alcohol & Other Drug Agencies NT 

Working therapeutically with clients (level 2)
NT - Darwin - Jun 22 Register
 

Bouverie Centre
Webinar - The Hermit Child - Responding to Severley Withdrawn Young People
Read more and Register
NATIONAL - Apr 16 - 11:30-12:30 (AEDT) - Via ZOOM
 

Blue Knot
All courses have been postponed till further notice.
 

Drumbeat
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.
NSW - Sydney - Aug 18 Register
 
Emerging Minds
Webinar - Supporting Trans and Gender Diverse Children and their Famileis
Explore ways of using non-binary language and support children's mental health where they identify as trans or gender diverse. Register
NATIONAL - April 23 AEST (Daylight savings ends 5 April)
7:15 pm - NSW, Vic, Tas, QLD & ACT
6:45 pm - SA & NT
5:15 pm - WA
 

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:
Adelaide
Brisbane North  
Hobart
Ipswich/West Moreton
Northern Territory
Perth 
Sydney
Victoria 
Contact Tahlia at T.Benjamin@mhpn.org.au to start or join a BPD network in your area.
 

MBT Australia
Anthony BatemanProfessor Anthony Bateman will be delivering accredited  Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT) trainings in Australia in 2020. Check here for  details of future trainings as they become available.
MBT Basic Training
NSW - Sydney - 2, 3 & 4 Apr Cancelled
 

Mental Health First Aid Australia
Non-Suicidal Self-Injury
Four hour face-to-face course for anyone over 18 years. Flyer and Register
Contact for further details
MHFA also have courses for responding to someone who feels suicidal. Detalis
 

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

Orygen - Youth Health
Local Community Professionals training program. Details
(North western and western metropolitan Melbourne)
 

Safe In Oz
Introduction To Working With Individuals Who Have Self-Destructive Behaviours Register
 

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
 

Spectrum
Training Calendar 2020 Download

DBT: Skills Training
The 1-day workshop will provide opportunities for teaching, discussion and practice of DBT skills with the aim of supporting and generalising skill development.
VIC - Richmond - May 18 Register

Foundation Training for Support Workers working with People with BPD
This 1-day workshop will include a developmental understanding of factors contributing to a diagnosis of BPD, effects of complex childhood trauma, the role of therapeutic relationships in treatment and working with chronic and acute risk associated with BPD.
VIC - Richmond May 25 Register
 

WAAMH Western Australian Association for Mental Health
All courses suspended Read more
In the interim, follow the Mental Health Week 2020 Facebook page for tips, advice, and support during this time.

Employment

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 www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au
Suicide Line Victoria 1300 651 251 www.suicideline.org.au
Lifeline 13 11 14 or Chat www.lifeline.org.au
Kid's Helpline (5-25yrs) 1800 55 1800 or https://kidshelpline.com.au
Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636  or Chat https://www.youthbeyondblue.com
MensLine Australia 1300 789978 https://mensline.org.au/
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/AEDT Details

Blue Knot Helpline - 1300 657 380
Mon-Sun 9am-5pm AEST/ADST helpline@blueknot.org.au

QLife - 1800 184 527
Mon-Sun 3pm-12am AEDT Webchat  https://qlife.org.au/

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