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Nov 2018 - eBulletin - Issue 18

 

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News
2018 Aust Mental Health Prize
Parenting - Know BPD, No Stigma
National AGM
Perinatal Anxiety Awareness Week 11-17 Nov
Mothering and Mental Illness/BPD
GP BPD Training
Peer Work in Australia
Recovery Oriented Language Guide


Branch News
State branch events

Get Involved
Petition - 40 Better Access Visits
Live - Family Connections Leader Training
Workshop - PD Model of Care
Study - Family Connections

 
Regular Sections
Consumers / Lived Experience
Carers / Supporters
Clinicians

Conferences
Training
Employment
Helplines
Donate, Submissions, Subscribe


   
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2018 Australian Mental Health Prize
Janne McMahonThe founding, inspirational member of the Australian BPD Foundation has been awarded the 2018 Australian Mental Health Prize! Janne McMahon has been advocating for better services for people living with BPD, their carers and clinicians for many years now. Along with Professor Gavin Andrews they were both recognised for their respective contributions to mental health care. Congratulations! Read more

Having BPD Does Not Mean a Person Cannot Be A Good Parent
BPD ParentThe 'Know BPD, No Stigma' campaign has been designed to continue sharing throughout the year. Share via
Facebook and Instagram
Download Resource Kit to print posters.

AGM
AGM NoticeAustralian BPD Foundation AGM - 14 Nov
The Foundation will be holding the AGM on 14th November this year. Our guest speaker is A/Prof Jo Beatson who will present 'Working with families and carers of people with BPD: What the research shows'.
Two Directors are required to stand down according to the Constitution, but they, and all co-opted members will be renominating for re-election.
Registration is essential for catering purposes.
Please RSVP via email to admin@bpdfoundation.org.au.
View invitation


Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Awareness (PANDA) Week - Nov 11-17
PANDA logoThe theme of this year’s PANDA Week campaign is ‘I Wish I Knew’, because many expecting and new mums and dads are surprised and shocked by how challenging becoming a parent can be. Perinatal anxiety and depression is more serious and common than many people realise. Around 100,000 families will be affected by this illness every year across Australia. You can help us raise awareness in your own community that perinatal anxiety and depression is a serious and common illness, but it is also temporary and treatable. Host a PANDA Day   Read more

Mothering and BPD
Parent and BabyLynne Malcolm interviews Dr Anne Sved Williams and two young parents on 'All in the Mind' ABC Radio Show which aired on 2 September. They discuss the lives of mothers diagnosed with BPD and show how treatment can make a real difference to the wellbeing of families. Listen or view transcript

GP Training - BPD: Diagnosis and Management in General Practice
RACGP LogoJust released! This Gplearning activity's focus is to assist GPs in identifying the risk factors for, and clinical features of, BPD; discussing effective management options including appropriate prescribing and involvement of families/carers; and describing strategies to manage the doctor-patient relationship, including crisis management. CDP Points. Available to RACGP members via gplearning.racgp.org.au.  Read more
This activity has been developed by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) with expert input obtained through Australian BPD Foundation Limited, Orygen, Spectrum and Project Air.

Peer Work in Australia - A New Future for Mental Health
Peer Work in Australia coverThis recently published review of peer work in Australia is by foremost consumer rights advocates Janet Meagher AM, Anthony Stratford, Erandathie Jayakody, Fay Jackson and Tim Fong from Mind Australia and Flourish Australia. Other contributors include NDIA mental health advisor Dr Gerry Naughtin and other advocates, service providers, academics, funding agents and policy makers. Details

Recovery Oriented Language Guide
Recovery Oriented Language GuideProduced by the Mental Health Coordinating Council this 2018 edition offers general principles to organisations providing trauma-informed recovery oriented programs for people affected by mental health conditions. It encourages language of acceptance, hope, respect and uniqueness, with useful examples of DO's and DON'Ts. Download

Branch News


SA Branch
Members of the SA Branch have been invited to be involved on the SA BPD Centre of Excellence Steering Committee, Model of Care Committee and various Working Groups. We have been preparing surveys for lived-experience input into the centre, and investigating video resources for carers.

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
E:
admin@bpdfoundation.org.au

 
Membership is FREE for individuals. Click here to JOIN NOW!
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Petition - 40 funded Better Access Visits
ValidatedPlease sign and distribute this petition 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. Download & Print or Sign Online

We now have over 3,000 signatures on change.org. Help us to make the next milestone – 5000! Encourage your family and friends and colleagues (maybe even your Doctor) to sign and keep the momentum going. THANK YOU for your support in this important action.

Family Connections Leader Training - LIVE STREAMING! - Dec 8 & 9
A BPD Carer program co-faciltated by a Clinician and a Carer
FC Logo
NEA-BPD Australia have announced the Family Connections Leader Training will be held in Midland, WA and simultaneously hosted in select venues in SA, VIC, QLD, and TAS, with live streaming (small groups of 10-15 registrants) and supported by two trained Family Connection Leaders. Family Connections National Trainers Carolyn Bright and Dr Sian Jeffry will conduct the 2-day intensive training with the assistance of Jennie Fitzhardinge, Family and Mental Health Counsellor.
 
SA - Skylight, 6 Cooke Tce, Wayville

Facilitators: Liz Hodgman & Lynda Barclay
2.5 hours / 10:30am - 6:30pm

TAS - Launceston General Hospital
Level 3 Meeting Room, Charles Street, Launceston
Facilitators: Turid Hopwood & Jacqueline Brown
3 hours/ 11am – 7pm

VIC - Bargoonga Nganjin North Fitzroy Library
Seminar Rm 2, 182-186 Geoegres Rd, North Fitzroy, Victoria
Facilitators: Louise White, Frank Thien, Terri Lee Hill
3 hours / 11am – 7pm

WA - Wollongabba Community Health Centre
228 Logan Rd, Woollongabba
Facilitators: Catherine Renkin & Kathy Madson
2 hours / 10am – 6pm

If you are interested in co-facilitating a program in 2019 please register your interest. Spots are limited and registrations will close on the 30th of November, 2018. Flyer
Read more and Register your Interest
Enquiries: neabpd@neabpdaustralia.onmicrosoft.com
 
Personality Disorder Consultation Workshop - 7 Nov
SANE flyerSANE Australia and PHN Central and Eastern Sydney are inviting representatives with specific experience with personality disorder to participate in this workshop including people with a lived experience of personality disorder, carers and health practitioners/service providers. They will be developing a model of care for the treatment and support of people living with personality disorder. Registration essential! RSVP: Email c.goodwin@cesphn.com.au and see Flyer for more details.
NSW - Mascot - 7 Nov

Study - Family Connections: Caregiver's perspectives
Caregivers of individuals with BPD experience significant challenges in many areas of their lives. The Family Connections programme aims to meet the specific educational, emotional, support and skill needs of these caregivers. If you are over 18 years of age and have completed the Family Connections programme you may be interested in participating in this study being conducted by Australian College of Applied Psychology. Survey

For Consumers / Lived Experience
Beneficial Proactive Discussions

Online Resources - Australia Wide
BPD in Pregnancy and the Postnatal Period
COPE BPD in PregnancyLiving with BPD can be challenging, and having a baby can create additional concerns. This guide offers advice for women on the signs and symptoms of BPD, how this can affect parenting, the possible effect on babies, and how to seek support.
Download

SANE Topic Tuesday
Image Topic TuesdayCreating and maintaining Social Connections
Topic Tuesday - 20 Nov, 7pm AEDT
A special guest from the Peer Ambassador program will share insights from their own lived experience covering the postitive effects of social connection, managing the challenges of some negatives and idea sharing on tips and strategies to approach maintaining healthy social connections in your life. Register

BreaHow Mad are You?king the Stigma of Mental Illness
(Topic Tuesday - 18 Oct, read transcript)
If you watched 'How 'Mad' are You?', you'll know Cameron - but by way of introduction, Cameron has worked with lived experience for over 17 years in a corporate and creative environment. He has spoken with senior management, human resources, staff and the general public on employment, ongoing support and becoming diversity-ready. Here, he shares his experiences and talks about stigma.

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
 
 
NSW
Mental Health Consumer Advocacy Course
This 3-day course is designed specifically for people with a lived experience of mental health challenges. It is suitable for Peer Workers, Consumer Advisory Committee Representatives, Staff with lived experience, and services users who would like to be involved in service improvement and advocacy. Register
Nov 27, 28 & 29 - North Parramatta

SA
Lived-Experience Telephone Support Service (LETTS) - 1800 031 755
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

VIC
Becoming a Mental Health Peer Worker
This Mind Australia day workshop workshop is for anyone with a lived experience of mental ill-health and recovery (either directly or as a carer) who is thinking about becoming a peer worker. Flyer
Nov 12 - Heidelberg
 
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

Parenting with Personality Disorder
Parenting with BPD Project Air videoThis video by Project Air Strategy is for parents, caregivers & families, and health professionals. View video



Family Connections Webinar - 5 Dec
FC logoFollowing on from the success of the webinar held during BPD Awareness Week, NEA-BPD Australia are hosting another in December. Details in next eBulletin, or check their website.

Working Together with Families and Carers
This guideline by the Victorian Office of the Chief Psychiatrist offers assistance to clinicians to understand and meet obligations under Victoria's Mental Health Act 2014. The key message is 'Families and carers should be recognised, respected and supported as partners in providing support and care to consumers.' Read more

SANE Carers Forum - Topic Tuesday
Image Topic Tuesday logoWhat I Wish I Knew...
Topic Tuesday - 13 Nov, 7:00pm AEDT
One of the main reasons many expecting and new parents affected by perinatal anxiety & depression and postnatal psychosis say they don’t reach out for help is because they didn't understand what was happening to them.
This year PANDA - Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia - chose the theme ‘I Wish I Knew’ for PANDA Week 2018. They will be our special guests on the 13th November 2018 right here! Register

Supporting Your Partner Experiencing BPD
(Read transcript of 23 Oct Topic Tuesday)


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
 

ACT
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

Nov 5 - 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
 

NSW

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


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

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

 

SA
Family Connections
Free 12-week program providing education, skills training and support for people supporting a person who experiences the symptoms of BPD. Register
2019 Jan TBC - Glandore
2019 Jan 17 - Bowden

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
5 Cooke Tce, Wayville, SA


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
 

TAS
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 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.
Dec 4 - 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 the symptoms of BPD. Register

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

 

WA
Family Connections
Free 12-week program providing education, skills training and support for people supporting a person who experiences the symptoms of BPD. Register
Nov 8 - Bunbury (6:00-8:00pm)


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 6 - Management of BPD in Public, Primary, and Private Mental Health Sectors - Nov 26
MHPN Webinar logoThis is the 6th and final webinar in the Towards a National BPD Training and Professional Development Strategy, funded by the Australian Government. It will explore challenges, and the best ways to manage and collaborate with the various sectors to provide effective BPD services. Register 
Panel will be:
Professor Brin Grenyer (Psychologist, NSW)
Dr Gillian Singleton (GP, VIC)
Ms Kerry-Ann Chapman (Consumer, NSW)
Dr Paul Cammell (Psychiatrist, VIC)
Facilitator: Dr Lyn O’Grady (Psychologist, VIC)

Webinar 5 - Management of Self-Injury and Suicidality
View video of previous webinarMHPN BPD Webinar 5, with:
Mahlie Jewell (Consumer, NSW)
Melissa Kent (Clinical Psychologist, QLD)
Pip Bradley (Mental Health Nurse, VIC)  
Facilitator: Dr. Lyn O’Grady (Psychologist, VIC)
7:15pm AEDT

Exploring reasons for self-harm in young people
Orygen Exploring reasonsThis webinar will help professionals to feel more confident  when working with young people who self-harm. It will briefly examine the facts, the more commonly reported reasons for it, and how understanding those will assist engaging young people and guide them to build more adaptive coping skills. View Video

Parenting with Personality Disorder
Parenting with BPD InterventionThis manual for health professionals has been prepared by the Project Air Strategy to provide a brief parenting intervention for mental health workers to assist people with personality disorders to strengthen and add to their parenting skills. Download


Research
Effectiveness of Brief Parenting Intervention
Effectiveness StudyClinicians who implemented aspects of a this manualised parenting program in the previous 12 months of this study reported outcomes to be highly effective for parents living with personality disorders. It helped clinicians apply structure to conversations with clients, and facilitated the sharing of practical tools to improve family environments. Download

Conferences & Forums

Spectrum Conference - The Many Guises of BPD - Nov 29-30
Guises flyerPresentations involving BPD can be complex. This conference will address the co-morbid and co-occurring disorders that frequently complicate assessment and treatment of BPD. Many conditions will be addressed, including substance use, depression, psychosis, eating disorders and antisocial personality. Full Program
Register or phone (03) 8413 8750
VIC - Richmond - Pre-Conference - Nov 29
VIC - Melbourne - Conference - Nov 30 - Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre

Helen Mayo House Annual Conference - Nov 23
In the Eye of the Storm - Trauma and Recovery in Perinatal Families
Helen Mayo Conference FlyerThe conference aims to build a compass of trustworthy tools to assist in finding meaning in the eye of a storm. Workshops on DBT for mothers and much more. Copies of 'Meltdown Moments' will be available for $15, all proceeds to Women's and Children's' Hospital Foundation. The book is for children 5-12yo as a starting point for discussions about family emotions. Contains helpful section on BPD. Register
SA - Adelaide - Nov 23

Training

Bouverie Centre
Compassion Fatigue & Satisfaction
This workshop considers the impact of work in the helping professions, and reviews strategies to sustain ourselves personally, professionally, and organisationally.
VIC - Brunswick - Nov 21 Register
 

Blue Knot
Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (Level 2)
VIC - Nov 12 Register
QLD - Cairns - Nov 15 Register
Introduction to Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (Level 1)
NSW - Sydney - Dec 11 Register
SA - Adelaide - Dec 11 Register
QLD - Brisbane - Dec 14 Register
Vic - Melb - Dec 14 Register
 

Indigenous Psychological Services
Cultural Competency of Supervisors of Aboriginal People
Details  Register
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

Enhance your understanding of BPD by joining a BPD-focussed 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.

Brisbane North
Developing a Directory of Local Services, with a presentation on DBT Brisbane's DBT for Young Persons and Families Program Flyer and Register
QLD - Chermside - Nov 1

Ipswich/West Moreton
Trauma-informed care Flyer and Register
QLD - Ipswich - Nov 7

Perth
Symposium/ Case Study presented by Dr Pauline Cole, Psychiatrist. Flyer and Register
WA - Mt Lawley (Edith Cowan Uni) - Nov 14

Select one of the following networks to be invited to future meetings:


Contact Ingrid at i.benge@mhpn.org.au 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
NSW - Federal - Nov 5
NSW - St Mary's - Nov 21
NSW - Bathurst - Nov 28
Also provides a stand-alone program specifically for responding to the suicidal person. Detalis
 

NEA BPD Australia
Family Connections Leader Training
National Trainer Carolyn Bright and Jennie Fitzhardinge are offering a 2-day intensive course designed to teach clinicians and carer-peers to co-lead the 12 week Family Connections Program. For mental health professionals or carer peers who have completed the program prior to the training. Flyer and email your EOI
WA - Perth - Dec 8 & 9
NSW - Sydney - 2019 Feb 23 & 24 TBC
 

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

Bridging the Gap - When Mental Health Care for Young People Falls through the cracks
VIC - Travancore - Nov 20 Register

Youth Mental Health: From Phenomenology to Virtual Reality
VIC - Parkville - Nov 21 Register

Orygen - Youth Health
Local Community Professionals training program. Details

Working with school refusal
VIC - Melbourne - Nov 14 Register
 



Project Air
Clinical Skills for Working with People with Self-Harm and Complex Mental Health Problems Including Personality Disorder
Two-day skills workshop with a focus
on assessment and treatment of complex clients,
informed by principles of DBT and Project Air’s relational model. Flyer (Last session sold quickly, so book early.) Register
NSW - Wollongong - 2019  Feb 18-19th
 

Psychology Training
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
This 1-day workshop is intended for therapists who are familiar with, as well as those with little or no previous exposure to DBT. The format of the training includes lecture material, videotapes of treatment, and practice exercises to teach the principles and strategies of DBT. Register
WA - Perth - 2019 Feb 21 & 22 
NSW - Sydney - 2019 June 17 & 18
VIC - Melb - June 19 & 20

Schema Therapy - Level 1
Learn how to assess the key developmental tasks of childhood, and how these affect schema development. Register
WA - Perth - Nov 7 & 8
NSW - Sydney - 2019 May 7-8
VIC - Melbourne - 2019 May 9-10
Schema Therapy - Advanced
NSW - Sydney - Nov 13 & 14
VIC - Melb - Nov 15 & 16
WA - Perth - Dec 4 & 5

EMDR - Part 1
Introductory workshop on the use of EMDR which will cover the applications of EMDR to PTSD and other disorders where a person’s earlier emotional experiences are etiologically related to the clients presentation. Register
NSW - Sydney - 2019 Feb 19 & 20
VIC - Melb - 2019 Feb 21 & 22
TAS - Hobart - 2019 Mar 20 & 21
WA - Perth - 2019 Apr 1 & 2
EMDR - Part 2
If PTSD and co-morbid issues meet the criteria of a dissociative disorder, substance use dependence or borderline personality disorder then additional training is necessary. Register
VIC - Melb - 2019 Mar 25 & 26
NSW - Sydney -2019 March 27 & 28
WA - Perth - 2019 Aug 20 & 21
 

Safe In Oz
Introduction To Working With Individuals Who Have Self-Destructive Behaviours Register
QLD - Burnside - Nov 1 & 2
TAS - Burnie - Nov 1 & 2
QLD - Bundaberg - Nov 5 & 6
TAS - Queenstown - Nov 5 & 6
QLD - North Rockhampton - Nov 8 & 9
QLD - Bungalow - Nov 16 & 16
QLD - Robina - Nov 15 & 16
NSW - Kincumber - Nov 20 & 21
NSW - Tuncurr - Nov 22 & 23
NSW - Bateau Bay - Nov 26 & 27

See December workshops here (SA and VIC)
 

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.
Schema Focused Therapy (ST) Advanced Training
NSW - Sydney - Nov 13 & 14 Register
VIC - Melbourne - Nov 15 & 16 Register
 

Spectrum Personality Disorder Service for Victoria
How to Help Your Patients with BPD (for GPs)
This 3-hour evening workshop is aimed at up-skilling GPs in the detection of BPD, as well as managing crises with patients, drafting an initial treatment plan and organising inpatient referral.
VIC - Richmond - Nov 14 Register

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) in practice
Suitable for clinicians who have done some basic training the DBT model. The workshop will focus on the practical application of the fundamentals modes, principles, and theory of DBT. Presented by Marianne Weddell, & Dr Zoe Gibbs
VIC - Richmond - Nov 29 Register

Core competencies for working with people with BPD
Overview of several key competencies clinicians need when working effectively with people with BPD. Covers stigma and the misconceptions of BPD, diagnosis and differential diagnosis as well as the temporal trajectory of the illness. Presented by Dr Sathya Rao and Pip Bradley.
VIC - Richmond - Nov 29 Register
 

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

DBT Tools
WA - Perth - Nov 5

Mental Health Challenge & Disability (Dual Disability)
WA - Perth - Nov 21

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/
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 helpline@blueknot.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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