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May 2020 - eBulletin - Issue 34
 
 

In this issue...
News
COVID-19 Info & phone lines
Vulnerable Australians & COVID-19
Looking After Your Mental Health
COVID-19 is not a Mental Illness
Our Connection Webinars
Out of the Madhouse


Branch News

Get Involved
Donate - Giving Tuesday Now
Survey - Social Cognition in BPD
Survey - Caring Fairly
Petition - 40 visits for BPD
Donate
Buy a BPD Bandana

 
Regular Sections
Consumers / Lived Experience
Carers / Supporters
Clinicians

Conferences
Training
Employment
Helplines
Donate, Submissions, Subscribe

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COVID-19 Information and phone lines
See a comprehensive list at the end of this eBulletin in the Helplines section

'I haven't left my building': Life gets harder for vulnerable Australians during coronavirus crisis
Mahlie and SkylarMahlie (and a number of others) speak to a reporter from The Guardian about the 'forgotten Australians' and the struggles they experience with the current pandemic. These stories are important and need to be heard. Read more

Looking After Your Mental Health During Coronavirus Outbreak
Aussie BPD GirlAussie BPD Girl has created this colourful list of practical tips on perspective, coping with isolation and ideas for staying connected with others. Try setting up a gratitude tree, sharing daily challenges with others, or watching the same TV show remotely with someone and messaging your thoughts during the program. Also includes reputable sources of information and nationwide supports. Download

Online Forum - COVID-19 is not a mental Illness: Embracing meaningful, shared human emotions - who is our best support?
Matt BallThe WA Association for Mental Health and WA Mental Health Week are presenting this FREE interactive forum with Matt Ball from the Humane Clinic. He believes 'Embracing emotional distress as understandable, shared and meaningful, can support individuals and communities to feel safe and more able to connect with personal and mutual empowerment choices, hope and meaning.' Register via facebook
May 15 - 10:00-12:00 WA time 

Our Connection Wednesday Webinars
Our ConnectionLived Experience Australia (LEA) is bringing our mental health community together in a sense of belonging, to learn and share ideas and offer support to each other during this time. We also want to use the the opportunity to provide useful and helpful information. We will be facilitating a free webinar series on Wednesdays at 2.00pm EST on a fortnightly basis at least until the end of June 2020. Register and view past webinars (scroll to bottom of page)

Out of the Madhouse: From Asylums to Caring Community?
CoverThis book recent publication by Sandy Jeffs, OAM (SANE Peer Ambassador) and Dr Margaret Leggatt (SANE co-founder and patron) reviews how mental health care was conducted at a Melbourne Psychiatric Hospital in the past. It also looks at how mental health stigma has evolved over time. Read more or purchase

 

Foundation Branch News


Please send an Expression of Interest to the Foundation if you are interested in joining a State Branch Committees. Email

SA
Face to face meetings have been suspended, but we have kept in contact via electronic means. Our committee has updated our 2017-2020 Work Plan, and ideas are being collated for BPD Awareness Week events that do not require close personal contact.

VIC
Grill'd HawthornWINNERS! The Victoria branch have now received the $300 donation from Grill'd Hawthorn. The presentation planned for March with MHPN on BPD and Sexual Diversity was postponed due to COVID-19 guidelines. A new date will be scheduled as soon as restrictions are lifted.

WA
The Australian BPD Foundation sadly says farewell to Sharon Karas, co-chair of the WA Branch Committee. We thank you for your time and commitment to improving the lives of people impacted by BPD in WA, and wish you well in your future endevours.
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
E:
admin@bpdfoundation.org.au
Membership is FREE for individuals - click HERE to join now!
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Get Involved

Giving Tuesday Now
Giving Tuesday NOW
Tuesday May the 5th is a global day of action to give thanks, give local, give time and give together. To maintain this kindness campaign every Tuesday in May, Australians will continue to give in response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. Read more
The Foundation is seeking to raise money to assist develop some wellness cards designed by a person with lived experience of BPD. 
facebook.com/GivingTuesdayAUS/ 
https://www.instagram.com/givingtuesdayaus/
#GivingTuesdayNow

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 and is important for our interactions with other people. 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). To cover cost a voucher for $30 will be mailed to you. Flyer and Survey

Survey - Caring Fairly 
Caring FairlyThis survey is for people who provide regular unpaid care and support for a family member or friend (‘unpaid carers’). MIND Australia want to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting them, so they can advocate for appropriate supports. Survey

Petition - 40 funded Better Access visits per year for BPD

ValidatedCurrently there are just over 15,400 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
Resources - Australia Wide

COVID-19 and BPD - We CAN be Okay
Carissa SANE blogSometimes we need a little shake up, to remind ourselves we CAN be okay. Carissa shares on the SANE blog about living with BPD during COVID-19. She reviews the steps she took when she realised the isolation was causing some old symptoms to show. It can help to remind yourself 'how far you have come, and how okay you will be moving forward'. Read more

Will Isolation make me Depressed? - Podcast
The Big Feels Club logoGraham Panther from the The Big Feels Club chats with Amie from Canberra in this Podcast to consider this question. 'Staying indoors all day, avoiding people, sound familiar? When self-isolating feels like depression. (Plus, why most of the ‘lockdown self-care’ advice sucks.) The discussion looks realistically at the experience of isolation. 25mins Listen

SANE Special Events - Topic Tuesday
Image Topic TuesdayMay 'Topic Tuesday' 7-8pm AEST to be confirmed. 
Read transcript of April 28th 'Topic Tuesday' Online Mindfulness Group hosted by One Door Mental Health


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
Resources - Australia Wide

What is BPD and Emotion Dysregulation?
Family Connections Webinar 2This webinar provides a background on BPD, so carers can use a new lens and increase their compassion and use their skills effectively. This is the 2nd webinar offered by NEABPD in the USA, for people who have yet to participate in a Family Connections program. 1:00hr View webinar

Carer Gateway Services
Carer GatewayFrom April 2020 carers can call this national service on 1800 422 737 to be linked to a range of services such as counselling and peer support groups to respite care, home help and equipment. The Gateway will try to match you with services in your area that may meet your needs. Read more

SANE Special Events - Topic Tuesday
Image Topic Tuesday logoMay 'Topic Tuesday' 7-8pm AEST to be confirmed. 
Read transcript of April 28th 'Topic Tuesday' Online Mindfulness Group hosted by One Door Mental Health


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.
Groups delivered via TELECONNECTIONS due to COVID-19
VIC - Werribee - May 20 (Wed 10:30-12:30pm) Register
NSW - Charlestown - May 28 (Thurs 9:30-11:30am) Register
VIC - East Coast - June 18 (Thurs 6:00-8:00pm) 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

Online via ZOOM - May 12 see facebook for details

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 - Postponed 
To register an EOI to be contacted when workshops recommence please email rita.brown@easternhealth.org.au

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

eGROW Carer Support
Not BPD specific. Now available online. 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
Mental Illness Fellowship of WA (MIFWA)
Family members can feel concern, guilt and fear. We can talk with you about your situation, offer information and support. MIFWA aim to provide mutual peer support, promote resilience and coping skills, and increase understanding. For more information contact MIFWA  on (08) 9237 8900 or see online Details

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

Resources - Australia Wide
 
Webinar - Flipping the Script on the most difficult people during difficult times
SA Family Law PathwaysA special webinar presented by SA Family Law Pathways and Megan Hunter from the High Conflict Institute (USA). Megan specialises in complicated relationships and BPD.  Register

Webinar - Building the Mental Health & Well-being of workforce participating in suicide prevention
Suicide Prevention Aust logoThis webinar endeavors to answer the question of how do we build the mental health and well-being of the diverse workforces participating in suicide prevention. Register
May 05 (10:30am-12:30pm AEST)
 

A Guide for Communities: Using social media following the suicide of a young person and to help prevent suicide clusters
Guide for Communities coverBased on the +chatsafe guidelines developed in 2018 by Orygen, this new resource has been developed to help to shape strategies and language to reduce the potential for distress and further risk among young people. Social media can be used in a planned way to deliver facts, support and helpline information to large numbers of people quickly. Download

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

Stage 2 - eLearning Modules
‘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 coverThese 2-day workshops will roll out nationally once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Expressions of Interest (EOI) are still open. NB: This is an EOI only
- numbers are strictly limited. You will receive an email to confirm your registration. 
EOI for 2020 workshops
Notify me about 2021 workshops

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
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

ISST Virtual Summit - Online - May
Better Together
ISST conference logoThe International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST) presents the 2020 ISST Virtual Summit for the first time, available to registered participants on their devices wherever they reside. - for psychotherapists and researchers everywhere.
Presenters from INSPIRE 2020 will be sharing research, clinical findings and relevant information to apply schema therapy to our population during the coronavirus crisis. #BETTERTOGETHERISST2020 and Details

ISST Biennial Conference - Copenhagen - June
Inspire 2020 - Reinventing the Therapeutic Relationship
Inspire 2020 logoThis conference has been rescheduled, and current participants have been automatically enrolled in the Virtual Summit. Conference rescheduled to June 24-25, 2021 Details


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



14th International Conference for the Treatment of Personality Disorders - Wollongong, NSW - Nov
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

Mental Health across the Lifespan - Melbourne - Nov
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 - Feb 2021

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 - Sept 2022
Change for a better future: Perspectives beyond symptom
ESSPD logoTake the opportunity to actively shape the scientific programme by submitting a Symposium, Oral Presentation or a Poster. Submission deadline: 28 March 2020 Details
BELGIUM - Antwerp - Rescheduled to September 2022

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
No Bullshit Therapy
Read more and Register for Waitlist
VIC - Brunswick - May 19 - 9:30-4:30 (AEDT)
 

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 - Aboriginal children and the effects of inter-generational trauma
This webinar is presented in collaboration with MHPN as part of the Infant and Child Mental Health Professional Development Webinar Series. Register
NATIONAL - May 4 AEST 
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 - Navigating Change - May 9 - via ZOOM - Flyer & Register
Sydney
Victoria 
Contact Ashleigh at A.Blair@mhpn.org.au to start or join a BPD network in your area.
 

MBT Australia
Anthony BatemanProfessor Anthony Bateman was planned to be delivering accredited  Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT) trainings in Australia in 2020. Check here for  details of future trainings as they become available.



 

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
Rethinking 1st episode Psychosis & BPD
This workshop explores co-occuring FEP and borderline personality disorder, including the different principles of early intervention.  Register
VIC - Parkville - June 10

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

Project Air Strategy
We are not currently taking registrations for face to face training. Please see our Online Training.
 

Safe In Oz
As of the 23rd March 2020 training workshops are non-essential services so SAFE in Oz will review the circumstances as advised by the Australian Government. We have cancelled the 2 workshops coming up in SA and will defer the other workshops until further notice. We will let you know once we get the ok to start training again in the future. Calendar
 

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
All workshops postponed until August, please check website for details

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 postponed

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 - postponed

An Intro to DBT (2-day workshop)
VIC - Richmond - Aug 13 Register

Applying DBT in Private Practice
VIC - Richmond - Sept 14 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

COVID-19 Supports

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

Resources
Translated printed resources and video/audio
Aboriginal languages 
Easy Read English 
Children
Young people and their parents
Older Australians
GP's
Health Care workers - free Infection Control Training


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
National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline 1800 250 015
Counselling Online (AOD) https://www.counsellingonline.org.au/
Ice Help Line 1800 423 238
Family Drug Support Helpline 1300 368 186 or https://www.fds.org.au/

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).
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