July 2018 - eBulletin - Issue 14


In this issue...
BPD: Young People and Imagery
ED Nursing and BPD Carers
BPD Information Booklet
NDIS and Psychosocial Disability
Mental Health First Aid & LGBTIQ
QLife Phone Support

Get Involved
Research - BPD and Voices
Survey - Hospital Waiting Times
Study - MiSpot
Training - Family Connections

Regular Sections
Consumers / Lived Experience
Carers / Supporters

Donate, Submissions, Subscribe
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Board Bulletin

Welcome to this edition of the eBulletin. I hope you find something of interest to you.

This year's conference will be held in Brisbane on the 10th and 11th September. The theme is Research Resources Respect: Connection Building. Registrations are now open with special early bird rates available. Some bursaries are also available to support travel and accommodation for people with lived experience and their family to attend. Register now. More information in Conferences section below, and at

Later this month we will be holding our 4th webinar as part of Stage 1 of our National Training Strategy. This webinar will focus on BPD in Youth and Early Intervention and feature Professor Andrew Chanen. See Clinicians section below.

The Foundation has received a grant from the National Mental Health Commission (NMHC) for Stage 2 of our National Training Strategy which is the development on an online eLearning tool in partnership with Project Air. This is due to be launched at the Project Air conference in November.

'Know BPD - No Stigma' is this year's theme for BPD Awareness Week in the first week of October. Once again we are coordinating a group of organisations and individuals. Further details will be published in the August eBulletin and at

Till next time,

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BPD - Young People and Imagery
Image Dr Katherin ThompsonOrygen researcher Dr Katherine Thompson examined the emotional responses of 20 young people with BPD and 20 young healthy people when exposed to images with positive, neutral and negative connotations. Findings were published in a recent issue of Psychiatry Research. Read more

What is 'Psychosocial Disability'?
Image Psychosocial & NSIS YouTube imageSome people living with BPD may experience psychosocial disability - issues that may arise from a mental health issue. One major example of this is the capacity to use working memory. This can affect a person's functioning in society and makes negotiating everyday life very challenging. Lack of organisational skills affects their ability to address housing needs, access income, make friends, shop, cook, and keep appointments. NDIS have developed a series of Snapshots describing their eligibility criteria. Read more

Emergency Department Nursing for People with BPD: Understanding the views and experiences of family carers
Image UniSA MHPD NewsletterThe University of SA School of Nursing and Midwifery are researching the family carer perspective on the support they experience in Emergency Departments while supporting a person with lived experience of BPD during a time of crisis. Read more

BPD Information Booklet
Image BPD Way Ahead brochureWay Ahead The Mental Health Association NSW have produced this easy to understand booklet describing signs and symptoms of BPD, causes, treatments, and how friends and family can help. Download

Guidelines for Mental Health First Aid for a LGBTIQ Person
LGBTIQ+ GuidelinesIt is common for people experiencing BPD to be part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer/questioning communities. These guidelines describe how members of the public should tailor their approach when providing mental health first aid to an LGBTIQ+ person who may be developing a mental health problem or be in a mental health crisis. Download

QLife Phone support - 1800 184 527
QLife provides nation-wide, early intervention, peer supported telephone and web based services to diverse people of all ages experiencing poor mental health, psychological distress, social isolation, discrimination, experiences of being misgendered and/or other social determinants that impact on their health and wellbeing. Read more

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

Membership is FREE for individuals. Click here to JOIN NOW!
Twitter - OzBPD

Get Involved

Research - BPD and Voices (Melbourne)
Image BPD?BPD Voices?Research is being conducted on the differences between people with BPD who hear voices and those who don't. If you are interested in being involved, and can attend Spectrum or Swinburne University, please see flyers - BPD without Voices and BPD with Voices

Survey - Private Hospital Admission Waiting Times
Hospital treatment is not a standard treatment for BPD, though it can be used for short-term care when really necessary, for example to deal with a serious crisis. If people with lived experience of BPD need to go to hospital, it should be to achieve specific goals that have been agreed upon with your doctor. The Private Mental Health Carer Consumer forum are conducting a brief survey to look into how long people wait to be admitted to a private hospital. This survey will not identify you. Survey

Study - Young People whose Parent has a Mental Illness
mi.spotMonash University is seeking 18 to 25 years olds, whose parents have a mental illness and/or substance use disorder, to participate in a pilot study of, a facilitated online program that offers peer support and education. For people fluent in English who live in Vic, NSW or Qld, and will be conducted from 6 Aug-14 Sept.  Details

Training - Family Connections for Leaders - August 2018
Image FC Leader TrainingThe Leaders Program trains experienced carers and clinicians to lead the free 12-week Family Connections course. It was developed by Dr. Alan Fruzzetti and Dr. Perry Hoffman and is coordinated by NEA.BPDAust. The training will be led by Clinical Psychologists Dr Carolyn Bright and Dr Sian Jeffery. The leader role is suited to clinicians and carers who are no longer experiencing regular crisis situations. To register your interest in participating, please email or see Flyer
VIC - Melbourne - August 18 & 19

For Consumers / Lived Experience
Beneficial Proactive Discussions

Online Resources - Australia Wide
Todd's Tips
Todd Todd has always been an emotionally sensitive person. DBT has taught him new helpful ways to cope and live in the world and is helping him to build a life worth living. He shares how he uses TIPP - Temperature, Intense Exercise, Paced Breathing, Paired Muscle Relaxation. (1:47m) View Video

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SANE Topic Tuesday
Image Topic TuesdayDistress Tolerance (Register for 17 July at 7:00pm AEDT)
Catch previous Topic Tuesdays here:
Talking to your Parents about your Mental Health (5 June)
Exercise as Therapy (19 June)

Phone Resources - Australia Wide

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

DBT Skills Groups
Uni of Sydney Gambling Treatment & Research Clinic

These 12-week DBT groups are held in a gambling clinic, so priority places will be held for people with gambling problems, but they are open to all who want to learn DBT Skills. Groups will have a mindfulness component, some distress tolerance, and vary between offering a focus on either emotion regulation or interpersonal effectiveness. To register for these groups, or to reserve a place for a future group, ph 1800 482 482 or email
Date to be advised - Campbelltown, NSW

Mother-Infant DBT
This DBT group has been adapted for mothers of infants up to 3 years old. The group has been running from Helen Mayo House for a few years and has recently been expanded to be offered in northern and southern suburbs of Adelaide. Referrals are being accepted for mothers with BPD diagnosis and their infants, interested in attending DBT at Woodcroft Children’s Centre.
Details: Jenine 0408 215 269.  Details/Referral
August - April 2019 (break during school hols)

Are you interested in being part of an informal online ‘community of peers’ group for raising awareness of BPD? This free online group is for South Australian people with BPD. Flyer  Join here

DBT Program
The Floresco Centre in Ipswich is excited to announce it will be offering a standard comprehensive DBT program from August 2018. The program is open to anyone with a diagnosis of BPD or EUPD who is between 18 and 64 years old, who lives in the Ipswich-West Moreton region, and who can commit to twice-weekly sessions of DBT for up to 12 months. Referrals and self-referrals can be made by contacting The Floresco Centre on (07) 3280 5670.
Aug - Ipswich/West Moreton - dates to be confirmed.

If you know of other Consumer/Lived Experience personality disorder support groups in Australia, or if any of the information provided is out of date, please email.

For Carers / Supporters
Beneficial Proactive Discussions

Online Resources - Australia Wide

Family Perspective on BPD
Carer & DaughterCatherine and her daughter Melanie have experienced the absolute life-threatening lows of BPD and have made it through to recovery. Here they talk about their journeys as a person with the diagnosis and as a carer (9:28m) View video

SANE Carers Forum - Topic Tuesday
Image Topic Tuesday logoSexuality and Intimacy (24 July, 7:00pm AEST)
Feeling excluded in a loved ones treatment journey (21 Aug, 7:00pm AEST)

Helping a loved one who doesn't want help (26 June)

NDIS Tips for Carers
TipsTandem (Vic) have developed several tip sheets for supporting someone with a psychosocial disability which outline how family and friends (carers) can be involved in the NDIS. Read more

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.

If you know of other carer personality disorder support services in Australia, or if any of the information provided needs updating, please email us

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 BPD traits. Contact Natalie by email or 0415 111 894 or Fi by email or 0448 556 698. Meetings held on the first Monday of each month Details
Due to Easter holiday in April the meeting will be held on the 2nd Monday of the month.

July 2 - 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 BPD symptoms.

Register for next group

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


Mental Health Carers NSW
Carer Support Worker Forum

The Carer Support Worker Forum will include presentations from the Butterfly Foundation, Bipolar Australia, and information on the Carer Experience of Service Survey (CES) and the Carer STAR. This is a FREE event and is suitable for carers, family members and friends of those with a lived experience of mental health, and those working in the mental health and/or carer sector.
July 26 - Woolloomooloo- 10:00am-1:00pm Register

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Aug - 2 & 3 - Woolloomooloo - 9am-5pm Details and  Register

Staying Connected When Emotions Run High
This workshop for families, foster carers and friends provides people with additional relationships skills to support people with who live with strong overwhelming feelings. Register
July 19 -  Parramatta
July 27 - Tamworth

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

Aug 1 - Fairy Meadow - 5:30-7:30

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

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 BPD symptoms. Register

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


Calm Kids Central
Do you work with or have children aged 5-11 who struggle with anxiety, worry, coping with friendships at school, managing frustration, attention or following instructions?  Would like support, supervision, ideas and help online? Calm Kid Central is an online program run by child psychologists - that helps kids feel calm, confident and co-operative. They have recently been funded by the Australian Federal Government (via Adelaide Primary Health Network) to provide completely free access for one year to 325 families in the Adelaide Metropolitan area.  At this stage, places are limited to families who have a government issued Health Care Card. Read more

Family Connections
Free 12-week program providing education, skills training and support for people supporting a person who experiences BPD symptoms. Register
Aug 5 - Noarlunga - 12:30-2:30pm
Aug 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 4pm–6pm at Skylight/MifSA
5 Cooke Tce, Wayville, SA


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

Supporting someone with Alcohol or Other Drug Concerns
July 12 - Hobart Details

Learning about BPD for Families & Friends: an Information Session
This evening information session for families and friends will assist participants to develop an understanding of BPD and how to access information around supports and resources in a supportive, safe environment with other carers.
Aug 8 - Richmond (6:30-9:00pm) Register

Learning More about BPD a Workshop 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.
July 27 - Richmond (9:30am -4:30pm) Register

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

BPD Family and Carer Support Group
Meet 1st Wednesday of each month from 7pm–9pm. Free. Details.
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 BPD symptoms.
Helping Minds & Register
July 11 - Bunbury - 6:00-800:pm
July 27 - Perth - 5:30-7:30pm
Aug 2 - Fremantle - 5:15-7:15pm
Aug ? - Mandurah - to be advised

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

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

Online Resources Australia Wide

Webinar - BPD in Youth and Early Intervention - Register now for 23 July
Image BPD Webinar logoThis webinar will focus on how to work with youth and their families. It is the 4th webinar in the Towards a National BPD Training and Professional Development Strategy, funded by the Australian Government. The panel will include a psychologist, psychiatrist, lived-experience, and family peer support worker. Register
7:15pm - 8:30pm ACT, NSW, QLD, VIC & TAS
6:45pm - 8:00pm - NT & SA
5:15pm - 6:30pm - WA
Webinar 1 - What is BPD?
Webinar 2 - Treatment Principles for BPD
Webinar 3 - Evidence Based Treatments and Access

Webinar - Personality Disorders and Substance Use: Tips for Effective Treatment Approaches
PD & Substance Use YouTube imageProduced by MHPN and Project Air Strategy, this webinar aired in June 2018. It describes the prevalence, distinguishing features, and prognosis for people with personality disorder and substance use. Hear about how the myths and constraints of providing treatment and support affect treatment, and identify evidence based approaches which are most likely to be effective. View

Webinar - LGBTIQ Mental Health and the Role of the GP
Image LGBTIQ & GPLGBTI people have disproportionately high levels of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. Webinar will discuss the underlying social discrimination that often underlie these mental health issues. GPs have an important role to play in supporting LGBTI people and their mental health and resilience. (51:48m) View

Research - BPD and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
An Australian literature review conducted at Monash University has concluded that overall, women with borderline personality disorder have higher than expected serum androgen levels and incidence of polycystic ovaries, which can be key features of polycystic ovary syndrome. Australia & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry (Sept, 2017) Read more

Research - DBT Benefits Suicidal Teens
Dialectical behavior therapy showed advantage over individual and group supportive therapy in the reduction of suicide attempts and self-harm among adolescents at high-risk for suicide, according to findings published in JAMA Psychiatry (June, 2018, UK) Read more

Conferences & Forums

8th Annual National BPD Conference - September 10-11
Registrations open now!

Image BPD Conference'Research Resources Respect: Connection Building' will be held 10-11 September this year at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Brisbane, Qld. A/Prof Sathya Rao will present 'Core Treatment Strategies' at the Pre Conference Workshop and Keynote Speaker Prof Brin Grenyer will discuss 'What Treatments Work for BPD?' on Conference Day. This will be followed by Lived Experience Plenary Sessions and Breakout Sessions with a variety of new speakers. A networking event will be held following the conclusion of sessions on Tuesday. Program
Earlybird rates extended to Friday 20th July! Register
QLD - Brisbane - Pre Conference Workshop - Monday Sept 10
QLD - Brisbane - Conference - Tuesday Sept 11

12th International Conference on the Treatment of Personality Disorder - Nov 2-3
Image Conference PD Project Air 'New ways of working with antisocial personalities and early intervention' will provide a unique opportunity to be updated with the latest research in Australia and internationally. Keynotes are Professor Anthony Batemen and Dr Steve Gillard (UK). Submit your presentations and posters for consideration by 1 August.
Read more and register
NSW - Wollongong - Conference - Friday Nov 2
NSW - Wollongong - Workshop - Saturday Nov 3

Consumer and Carer Day
Image Consumer DayKeynote Dr Steve Gillard will present 'Recovery - The power of lived experience and peer work'. Bursaries are available to attend this day. Submit your presentations and posters for consideration by Aug 1st
Read more and register
NSW - Wollongong - Consumer and Carer Day - Thursday Nov 1

2018 National Suicide Prevention Conference - July 23-26
Image Suicide Prevention Conference
Introducing the Zero Suicides in Healthcare Initiative, a discussion on healthcare workers trained to support those at risk of suicide, and a lived experience session. Register
SA - Adelaide - July 23-26

5th International Congress on BPD and Allied Disorders - Sept 27-29
Image 5th Int BPD Congress'Rethinking Borderline Personality Disorder: improving treatment and training' will be organised by the European Society for the Study of Personality Disorders. This international congress on BPD will be held in Barcelona, Spain.
Presidential Debate: training in BPD-specific treatments
– are we making progress? Lars Mehlum, Anthony Bateman, Michaela Swales, Stephan Doering, Lois Choi-Kain Flyer and  Register
SPAIN - Barcelona - Sept 27-29

44th International Mental Health Nursing Conference - Oct 24-26
This year's tImage MH Nursing Conferenceheme is Mental Health is a Human Right. In Australia, while a lot of progress has been made over recent years, human rights infringements still occur. This includes involuntary treatment and restrictive practices such as seclusion and restraint, but also issues such as exclusion from the community and discrimination borne from stigma. Register
QLD - Cairns - Oct 24-26


Bouverie Centre
Managing Difference and Conflict
Equips clients with techniques to enable them to effectively manage conflict. Register
VIC - Brunswick - July 25

No Bullshit Therapy
Ideal for clients who do not like therapy, or who have had traumatic experiences but do not turst warm fussy 'do-gooders' or 'psychologisers' to help them.
VIC - Brunswick - Sept 5 Register

Child & Youth Community Development Training
Emotion Management and Problem Solving
Part of a series of seminars for non-mental health professionals facilitated by Orygen Youth Health and headspace.
VIC - Travancore - July 18 Register


Indigenous Psychological Services
Aboriginal Mental Health Assessment & Suicide Prevention in Aboriginal Communities Combined
Book early for these workshops late in 2018

Details   Register
QLD - Brisbane - 2018 July 18,19 & 20
QLD - Cairns - 2018 Aug 1, 2 & 3
SA - Adelaide - 2018 Aug 15,16 & 17

Cultural Competency of Supervisors of Aboriginal People
Details  Register
NSW - Sydney - 2018 Oct 18-19
WA - Perth - 2018 Nov 1-2

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
The MHPN BPD Networks are open to all GPs and mental health practitioners with an interest in BPD. CDP may be available. Flyer
Video recordings of some past meeting presentations can be viewed here.

Ipswich/West Moreton BPD Network - Email
Victorian BPD Network - Email
Adelaide BPD Network - Email
Sydney BPD Network - Email

Expressions of Interest for new BPD Networks
Hobart BPD Network - Register
Brisbane North BPD Network EOI
Perth BPD Network EOI
Contact Ingrid on  to start a BPD network in your area.

Mental Health Carers NSW
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
This course teaches Edition 4 mental health first aid skills to adults to give initial help to adolescents and young adults experiencing mental health problems, in mental health crisis situations or in the early stages of mental illness.  Details and Register
NSW - Woolloomooloo - Aug 2 & 3

Mental Health First Aid Australia
Australia-wide training for all members of the public who may need to respond to mental health situations - not BPD specific. Specialised courses for responding to youth, older persons, Aboriginal & Torres Straight Islanders, for teens assisting peers and courses delivered in Vietnamese and Chinese. Also provides a stand-alone program specifically for responding to the suicidal person. Detalis
NATIONAL - July and August courses available in many regional areas

Mental Health Victoria
Recovering Function - BPD Workshop
Learn about the complexities of BPD and how to implement effective strategies for better outcomes. Workshop by Brett Bridges. Register
VIC - Elsternwick- July 24

Challenging Behaviours
Develop strategies to deal effectively with aggression and intense emotional expressions, and increase your understanding of typical factors contributing to hostility. Register
VIC - Elsternwick- Aug 14

Mentalization Based Therapy Treatment Australian Association
Image Anthony BatemanMBT is an evidence-based therapy for BPD.
Mentalization Based Therapy Treatment Australian Association provides links to MBT training providers around Australia. Details

MBT Basic - Professor Anthony Bateman
NSW - Sydney - Oct 29, 30 & 31st

NSW - Illawarra Shoalhaven
Staying Connected When Emotions Run High
Full day workshop for professionals working in the public or private Mental Health sector. Details
NSW - Illawarra Shoalhaven - July 31
NSW - Parramatta - July 20
NSW - Hunter New England - July 26


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

Introduction to Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)
VIC - Melbourne - Jul 26 Register

Orygen - Youth Health
Local Community Professionals training program. Details
Emotion Management and Problem Solving
VIC - Melbourne - July 18

Psychology Training
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
This workshop is intended for therapists who are familiar with, as well as those with little or no previous exposure to DBT or cognitive behavioral therapy. The format of the training includes lecture material, videotapes of treatment, and practice exercises to teach the principles and strategies of DBT.
WA - Perth - Sept 4 & 5 Register

Safe In Oz
Introduction To Working With Individuals Who Have Self-Destructive Behaviours
ACT - Pearce - July 5 & 6
NSW - Batemans Bay - July 9 & 10
NT - Alice Springs - Aug 2 & 3
QLD - Banyo - July 16 & 17
QLD - Bundaberg - July 26 & 27
QLD - Rockhampton - July 30 & 31
QLD - Emerald - Aug 2 & 3
QLD - Mackay- Aug 6 & 7
QLD - Vincent Townsville - Aug 9 & 10
QLD - Innisfail - Aug 14 & 15
QLD - Cairns - Aug 16 & 17
SA - Hove - July 2 & 3
SA - Netley - July 5 & 6
SA - Aldinga Beach - July 9 & 10
SA - Port Pirie - Aug 9 & 10
SA - Whyalla Norrie - Aug 13 & 14
SA - Port Lincoln - Aug 16 & 17
SA - Port Augusta - Aug 20 & 21
SA - Kadina - Aug 23 & 24
SA - Salisbury - Aug 27 & 28
VIC - Torquay - July 2 & 3
VIC - Strathdale - Aug 27 & 28
Vic - Broadmeadows- Aug 20 & 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 Focused Therapy (SFT) Level 1
Compared to traditional short term cognitive therapy, SFT places more emphasis on: childhood origins of problems and working directly with associated memories, core schemas to drive formulation and treatment, experiential or affect-based techniques, use of the therapy relationship to assess psychological themes and provide corrective experiences and use of ‘mode’ theory.
NSW - Camperdown - August 7 & 8 Register
VIC - Melbourne - 9 & 10 Register
Schema Focused Therapy (ST) Advanced Training
NSW - Sydney - Nov 13 & 14 Register
VIC - Melbourne - Nov 15 & 16 Register

University of Melbourne
Graduate Certificate in Managing Youth Self-Harm and Suicide 2018
Online - Semester 1 & 2 entry  Details
AUST - Jul 23 to Oct 21
WAAMH Western Australian Association for Mental Health
Training, workshops and Forums hosted by WAAMH. Register

DBT Tools
WA - Perth - Aug 01

De-escalation Techniques
WA - Perth - Aug 29

Please use this as a place to inform our community of any job vacancies or offers of mentoring. 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 659 467 or
Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636  or Chat
MensLine Australia 1300 789978
Poison Information Centre 13 11 26

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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