Mar 2021 - eBulletin - Issue 43 

In this issue...
COVID-19 phone lines
BPD Core Competency Workshops
Odette and BPD
The Weather House Book
NZ National DBT Service
DBT & Emotional Regulation
Self-regulation Skills in Children
Trauma Informed Service Delivery
NDIS & Psychosocial Disability
Vic MH Royal Commission

Branch News

Get Involved
Study - Adolescent Self-Harm
Survey - SA Mental Health Triage
Survey - Diagnosis & Personality
Survey - Eating & Personality
Buy a BPD Bandanna
Regular Sections
Consumers / Lived Experience
Carers / Supporters

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

Roll out of BPD Core Competency Workshops
BPD Training StrategyFully-funded Core Competency Workshops for clinicians are rolling out across Australia from March-June 2021 after being delayed by COVID-19 restrictions last year. In the event of future travel restrictions, face-to-face workshops will be delivered via Zoom. These 2-day workshops form Stage 3 of the National BPD Training Strategy. More details in Training section below.
Register your Expression of Interest
Note: Expressions of Interests (EOI) close 3-4 weeks prior to scheduled event. (EOI closed for SA, and closing for QLD in next few days.)

The Weather House: Living with a Parent with BPD
The Weather House coverThe 2nd edition of this book is now available! It provides clinically sound and age-appropriate information for children, answering questions about the borderline personality disorder of a parent, and suggesting ways to cope with the difficult situations. More details. Order in Australia from the Australian BPD Foundation for $30.00 (+GST and postage) by emailing

NZ - National DBT Service
logoNew Zealand offers an innovative 6-12 month residential DBT program for people who have had little success with previous local treatments options. NZ residents require a referral from their District Health Board clinician and funding approval. This NGO charity is funded mainly through government contracts, and underwritten by the Ministry of Health in New Zealand. Read more

DBT & Emotional Regulation
Wrong Kind of Mad logoThe Wrong Kind of Mad episode 3 podcast is with Christine Dundley, a DBT trainer in the UK. Discussion centres around what DBT is and isn't, phone contact, and issues that may arise from it being delivered in ways that don't fit with the manual. (Topic begins at  3:45 minute mark). Listen to Podcast

Self-regulation Skills in Young Children
Emerging Minds logoThis summary from Emerging Minds identifies factors for enhancing the growth of  self-regulation skills in children (4-7 years) and suggests ways these skills could also be supported by addressing key aspects of children's surrounding environments and contexts. Read more

Organisational Guidelines for Trauma-Informed Service Delivery
Blue Knot Org TISDThis 2020 update of the 2012 guidelines separates the organisational guidelines from the clinical set. Audiences from human services and legal sectors can now access a targeted resource to increase understanding of the 'possibility of trauma in people's lives and work in ways with empower recovery and minimise the risks of additional trauma'. Download 

NDIS & Psychosocial Disability Explained
TSP logoClinicians, particularly GPs and psychiatrists, play an important role in helping their patients navigate the NDIS, especially in providing evidence to support their applications. The Transition Support Project aims to share resources around mental health and the NDIS. Read more

Victorian Mental Health Royal Commission 
Royal Commission Vic MH System logoThe final report and recommendations of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System will  be tabled in Parliament on 2 March Media ReleaseRead More and Download the Foundation's submission

Foundation Branch News

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

Our first meeting for 2021 was held on 16 February. We welcome new committee members Robyn (carer) and Jessica and Eliza (lived experience) and look forward to creatively working on advocacy for BPD in schools.

The Victorian Branch members are planning MHPN events for 2021.

The QLD Services Directory is being finalised. If you have any information you feel should be included please email us.

The WA Branch are planning events for this year's BPD Awareness Week - which may include a Car Rally! Keep tuned in for latest updates via our Facebook page.
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Get Involved

Adolescent Self-Harm: What can parents and carers do?
Project Air logoResearchers at Project Air are inviting parents and carers who have a child under the age of 18 years to participate in a study exploring adolescent self-harm from the perspective of parents and carers. More details from

'Your Mind, Your Choice' survey for young people
Orygen logoOrygen invites young people to share their recovery priorities (work, study, relationships, etc) when receiving mental health support and their treatment preferences (GP, public service, private clinician, etc). Participants can enter into a draw for a $20 voucher. Complete survey

SA - Mental Health Triage
CALHN logoHave your say about your experience of contacting SA's Mental Health Triage (formerly called ACIS) for emergency/crisis support for your mental health. Open until March 9th. Complete survey

Survey - Bridging the Gap between Diagnosis and Treatment of Personality Difficulties
Sydney Uni SurveyThe University of Sydney is seeking participants for a research project exploring personality traits in relation to the skills targeted in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).  Please note that for every participant recruited through the Foundation, we will receive a $5 donation. Read more 

Eating Disorders and Personality Characteristics
Monash Uni logoAre you aged 16-30 and live in Australia? Our study involves asking about your eating behaviour and what you think about yourself, in particular your personality characteristics. Enter a draw to win one of two $50 Coles-Myer gift vouchers. More details from Dr Gemma Sharp on or 03 9076 5167. Complete Survey 

BPD Bandannas
HarveyButter and Bing are helping raise awareness of BPD with these gorgeous Bandannas. They cost $15, $20 for 2, or add $10 for each additional bandanna - postage included! Send in your pics of you or your pets wearing the bandanna for us to share! Order on Etsy

For Consumers / Lived Experience
Resources - Australia Wide

BPD Peer Work in New Zealand
Darcey JaneDarcey Jane shares how her BPD recovery path led her to speaking out in a consumer advocacy role to being a coordinator of a Speakers Bureau and later, a project manager. Darcey Jane has found work to be a fundamental part of maintaining her recovery.  Read more

Factsheet - Alternatives to Self-Injury
FactsheetWhile you are waiting for professional help, or when times are tough, it's good to have a few alternatives to self-injury. This factsheet from Mental Health First Aid lists some healthier alternatives for you to print out and refer to consider at an appropriate time. Download

Using Music to Cope with Mood Symptoms in BPD
HeadphonesPeople with BPD may find music to be a helpful coping strategy to help manage intense emotions. Research shows that music can affect how a person feels and can also serve as a form of personal expression or communication. Read more

SANE Special Events - Topic Tuesday
Topic TuesdayMarch topic TBC More details
Read transcript of February Topic Tuesday
Trauma and Recovery

Online 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

Crisis and helplines are listed at the end of this eBulletin

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

DBT Skills Group Program 2021
These face-to-face psychoeducational skills groups cover mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance & interpersonal effectiveness. (An opportunity to practice and review skills, not a complete therapeutic treatment).
Online OR Belconnen, Canberra
Terms 1, 2, 3 & 4 (10wk modules) Download flyer
Contact Natalie 0415 111 894 or email or Facebook

ACT Recovery College
The ACT Recovery College is a FREE, non-judgmental place for all Canberrans over 18 to learn about mental health, recovery and wellbeing. Limited courses available in Term 1 2021 while staff work on the Evaluation Phase of the College's 2-year trial. Email or check website or Facebook for more details.

AGA Intersex Support Group
A Gender + Agenda is a safe space for intersex folks to meet and chat with others. Conducts trainings, support groups and events.

March 5 - Messengers Art @ Youth Point 12-25yrs share dinner and activities. Register

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

TEMHCO - Top End Mental Health
Events in Palmerston and rural areas. Details 

Scroll down their webpage to access 25 free meditations

MHACA Mental Health Association of Central Australia
'Pathways to Recovery' providing support with living skills. Drop in Centre open during the week. 'Partners in Recovery' offers care coordination for people with complex needs. Details. Not BPD specific.
Alice Springs (08) 8950 4600 and 

MI-DBT (Perinatal program)
This group therapy program is for women living with BPD during the child's first years. Adapted from DBT, it supports parenting skills early in the infant’s development. Supported by PHN in collaboration with Helen Mayo House and Dept Education and Child Services. Details
Phone - 1300 898 213 or Fax Referral 1300 580 249

Discovery College
A place where people come together, learn, share experiences and reach new understanding of mental health. Courses are co-produce and co-facilitated. (Not BPD focussed) Details

Consumers of Mental Health WA (CoMHWA) provides education, peer support and systemic advocacy for people with lived experience of mental health issues. (not BPD focussed) View 2021 Training Calendar
WA - Cannington

Embracing BPD - Meetings suspended
Embracing BPD meetings will be paused for a while. We will update you when more details become available. Facebook

WA Peer Supporters’ Network
Free education and group supervision to build skills, sustain and thrive in your peer support role. (Not BPD focussed) Ph (08) 9258 8911 or email or view Calendar
Cloverdale - 4 March

New Zealand
Friday Peer Recovery and Support Group
For men and women with mental health issues and their whānau. Ph (09) 279 8233 or Email and Details
NZ - Papatoetoe -12:00-1:30pm

For Carers / Supporters
Resources - Australia Wide

Validation in DBT and Beyond
Amanda The Ashley Boca Mindfulness Foundation presents Dr Amanda Ulizszek taking a deep dive into what validation is and how you can use this skill to help regulate periods of emotional dysregulation. View webinar

Validation: A Way to Communicate Acceptance
Psychology Today logoThis article from Psychology Today outlines the 6 levels of validation as identified by Marsha Linehan. It also offers examples of the different ways we may unknowingly express emotional or verbal Invalidation. Read more

Carer Payment recommendations
Carers Australia logoCarers Australia's submission to the Productivity Commission's Mental Health Inquiry recommends more flexibility around requirements for Carer Payment. They highlight that current requirements are biased against carers of people with episodic (but nonetheless frequent and serious conditions) mental illness. Read more

SANE Special Events - Topic Tuesday
Topic TuesdayMarch topic TBC. Details
Read transcript of February Topic Tuesday 
Understanding Trauma and Supporting Loved Ones

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. Step 1- Register

Step 2 - Email to indicate specific group in the Scheduled Programs 
SA - Adelaide Mar 17 (6:00-8:00pm) Register
WA - Bunbury - Mar 3 (6:00pm-8:00pm) Register
New Zealand - Contact details

TranscendA parent led, peer support network for the families of transgender children in Australia. Download their Guide for Parents and Carers, and find appropriate professional support for your state here  Read more

Mental Health First Aid Courses
Not 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

Loved Ones Support Group
BPD Awareness ACT offer a carer support group for anyone who loves and/or cares for a family member or friend who has been diagnosed with or has traits of BPD. Facebook
Meet 1st Monday of each month at Carers ACT 2021 Flyer

Holt, Canberra - March 1st - Confirm email or 0415 111 894

My Sanctuary Support Group
For carers of people who live with BPD. Contact ARAFMI by email or ph (02) 4283 3993 or 4283 3499. Fairy Meadows, NSW. 
Postponed - Meetings held 1st Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm

Staying Connected
Contact STRIDE Family & Carer Program (02) 4229 7254
NSW - Port Kembla - Apr 27

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

Sanctuary BPD Carer Support Group
Sanctuary logoContact us by email website facebook
Meet 2nd Tuesday of each month 

Mar 9 - online - 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

Mental Health Families & Friends Tasmania
MHF&F TASOnline Safe Space (Video Chats on Zoom)
Carer support, not BPD specific.
Meet online fortnightly on Wed at 6:30pm

Mar 3 - Open Chat Register

Hobart Clinic Support Group
Carer Support, not BPD specific. Phone (03) 6247 9960 or email 
Meet 1st Wed of the month Details

Learning More about BPD: For Families and Friends
This 1-day workshop by Spectrum is for families, friends and others who support someone with BPD (or a likely diagnosis. It provides info about BPD and how to best support the person whilst still caring for yourselves.
Richmond - Apr 20 - 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. Via ZOOM, and resuming face-to-face in April subject to COVID restrictions.

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

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

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

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 9237 8900 or see online Details

Online Parent Support Group (MIFWA)
This support group is for those parents/carer supporting young people (not BPD specific). Phone Caroline at MIFWA on (08) 9237-8900 or see Flyer
Online - 1st Thursday of each month (Zoom)

Helping Minds BPD Information & Support
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 / Researchers

Online Resources
Self Care for Clinicians Working with People with BPD
Borderline in the ACT logoBorderline in the ACT have rounded up a collection of online resources to support self care for all service providers working with people with BPD. They remind us 'The key consideration when working with people with BPD is to remember not to personalise challenging or difficult behaviour' and to consider compassion fatigue, effective supervision and reflective practice. Read more

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. Activity 181349 (60 mins, CPD: 2 points) Available to RACGP members with a login at 

BPD Training Strategy
National Training Strategy logoStage 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
The roll out for these 2-day workshops is planned for March 2021. If you have already registered an Expression of Interest (EOI) we will contact you when details are finalised. NB: This is an EOI only
- numbers are strictly limited. You will receive an email to confirm your registration. Register your interest
Notify me about 2021 workshops

Conferences / Forums

Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Symposium 2021 - Online - March 5 & 17
Putting it all Together: Royal Commissions, Inquiries, Strategies & Vision 2030
MHV logoThis online symposium features key players in the sector and panels discussing the Royal Commission outcomes, the future of governance, what to expect for implementation and much more. Keynote speakers including Prof Allan Fels, Prof Stephen King, Pam Anders and more. Details

Health in Difference & LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Conferences - Online - April 2021
LGBTI Ageing ConferenceThese two premier conferences will bring together anyone interested in improving the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of LGBTI people. Held on 3 consecutive Fridays. Submissions close 14th Feb 2021. Abstract submissions 
Online - April 16, 23 and 30

NASSPD - North American Society for the Study of PD Conference - Online - April 16-17, 2021
logoNASSPD are committed to further research on personality disorders, and to informing clinicians, patients, and their family members about the latest information. 2020 conference was cancelled due to COVID (2020 schedule here), 2021 schedule currently in planning.  Details
Online - 16-17 April

ESSPD - Workshops on Personality Disorders - Latvia - June 2021
Skills Training for Effective Treatments
ESSPD logoAnthony Bateman – Structured Clinical Management
Arnoud Arntz – Schema Therapy
Bo Bach – PD diagnosis in ICD-11/DSM-5
Michaela Swales – Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Svenja Taubner – Mentalization-Based Treatment
Stephan Doering – Transference-Focused Psychotherapy
Workshops will be hybrid events, delivered on-line and face-to-face. Details
Online & LATVIA - Riga - 3-5 June 

ISST - Schema Therapy Conference - Denmark - June 2021
Inspire 2020 - Reinventing the Therapeutic Relationship

Inspire 2020 logoThe in-person 2020 biennial conference has been rescheduled to June 2021, and current participants have been automatically enrolled in original selections. Details
DENMARK - Copenhagen - 24-25th June 2021

Spectrum Annual Conference - Melbourne - 1 Oct 2021 - Save The Date
Complexities in Personality Disorder: A Mentalization-Based Approach
Spectrum Conference flyerKeynote: Professor Anthony Bateman will be presenting at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. MBT workshops are planned adjacent to the conference. More details and Download Flyer 
VIC - Melbourne - 1 Oct 2021

World Congress - Norway - Oct 2021
Kaleidoscope Perspectives 

ISSPD Conference 2021The International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders have announced the dates for their next Congress. Pre-congress workshop on Oct 11th. Further details will be announced as they become available. Details
NORWAY - Oslo - 11-13 Oct 2021

ESSPD - 6th International Congress on BPD and Allied Disorders 2020 - Belgium - Sept 2022

Change for a better future: Perspectives beyond symptom
ESSPD logoThe European Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (ESSPD) have rescheduled their Congress, and have listed the abstract topics for submission guidance. Details
BELGIUM - Antwerp - September 2022


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

AADANT Assoc of Alcohol & Other Drug Agencies NT 

Emotion regulations skills for AOD workers
In this workshop you will gain skills to assist your clients to better manage their emotions.
Online - May 13 - Register
Online - Jul 28 - Register

Australian BPD Foundation
Core Competency Workshop 
Core Competency workshopFree 2-day workshops cover the 10 core competencies that clinicians require to enable them to effectively work with people with BPD. Participant handbook includes pre-reading, workshop slides, case vignette and worksheets. Numbers are limited. You will receive an email to confirm your registration.
Register your Expression of Interest

SA - Adelaide - March 15-16 EOI's closed
SA - Adelaide - March 18-19 EOI's closed
QLD - Gold Coast - March 22-23 EOI's closing soon
QLD - Brisbane - March 25-16 EOI's closing soon
QLD - Townsville - March 29-30 EOI's closing soon
TAS - Hobart - April 26-27
TAS - Launceston - April 29-30
WA - Perth - May 3-4
WA - Bunbury - May 6-7
NSW - Sydney - May 17-18
NSW - Port Macquarie - May 20-21
NT - Darwin - June 7-8
NT - Alice Springs - June 10-11
ACT - Canberra - June 21-22
NSW/VIC - Albury-Wodonga - June 24-25
* VIC workshop were delivered in Nov 2020 
Bouverie Centre
My Early Relational Trauma Informed Learning (MERTIL)
In this Australian-first program you will learn the identification of and response to early trauma in the parent-child relationship, stemming from parent mental illness, grief, family violence, substance abuse, and related experiences.
Details and Register
MERTIL: My Early Relational Trauma Informed Learning
Online - March 3 Register
Families and Trauma Work: Introduction
Online - Mar 11 Register
No Bullshit Therapy
Online - Mar 25 Register

Blue Knot
Foundations for Building Trauma Awareness
QLD - Brisbane -  Mar 12 Register
Trauma Awareness in Practice
ACT - Canberra - Mar 12 Register
QLD - Townsville - Mar 29 Register
Using a Trauma Lens when working with DVF
WA - Perth - Mar 26 Register
Managing Wellbeing and Recognising Vicarious Trauma
QLD - Brisbane - Apr 23 Register

Webinar Series
Blue Knot Webinars

Creating Safety and Connection
Online - Apr 14  Register
Trauma Responsive Leadership
Online - Apr 28  Register

Independent Mental Health Advocacy 
Self-Advocacy for the NDIS (Train the Trainer)
A free online interactive ‘Train the Trainer’ program for NDIS service providers and other professionals assisting people who may be eligible to access, or are accessing, the NDIS under the psychosocial disability stream.
Online - Mar (various dates) - Register

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

MBT Australia
Online Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT) trainings have been developed by the creators of MBT due to the current pandemic, and will be delivered at a time suitable for an Australian clinical audience. Read more

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

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

New MHPN Portal 
To join a network and receive their next meeting invitation, register via the new MHPN website portal. Register
Brisbane North  
Ipswich/West Moreton
Northern Territory

Mental Health Victoria
Semester 1, 2021 calendar - all courses online
Mental Health Awareness
Online -  Mar 23 Register

NSW Health - Illawarra Shoalhaven 
Staying Connected When Emotions Run High - For Professionals
Full day interactive workshop details frameworks and strategies. Details
Ph Toni (02) 4220 7919 or

Orygen – National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health
National training program. Details
Online - Mar 22 - CBT interventions for psychosis Register
Online - April 20-21 - Early Intervention for BPD Register
Online - June 9 - Rethinking first episode psychosis and BPD Register
Online - Aug 18 - Working with young people with co-occurring eating and personality disorders Register

Orygen - Youth Health
Local Community Professionals training program. Details
(North western and western metropolitan Melbourne)
Working with School Refusal - March 3, 17, 31 Register

Phoenix Australia
Trauma-Informed Care
Online - Register
Understanding and Managing Vicarious Trauma
Online - Register

Project Air Strategy
We are not currently taking registrations for face to face training. Please see our Webinars & Podcasts.
Effective Psychological Treatment for BPD 
Online - Modules
Adolescent Intervention - Guide for clinicians
Online - Modules

Rhythm to Recovery
This 2-day facilitator training teaches strongly evidence-based rhythm-based work. It is focused on creating a safe space to allow participants to reflect on social and emotional challenges. Training manual & video provided. Flyer
SA - Adelaide - Mar 4&5 Register
QLD - Gold Coast - Mar 4&5 Register
QLD - Townsville - Mar 11&12 Register
QLD - Brisbane - Mar 15&16 Register
NSW - Sydney - Mar 25&16 Register

Safe In Oz
Details of workshops for 2021 will be available on the 
Safe in Oz website or Facebook page.

Schema Therapy Society
Schema Therapy is an evidence-based therapy for BPD. The Schema Therapy Society provides links to Schema Therapy training providers around Australia. Details
Schema Therapy Standard
Online - Mar 15-16 Register
WA - Perth - Mar 29-30 Register
VIC - Melbourne - Aug 12-13 Register

NSW  SA  VIC  WA (Hayes & Simpson) and WA (Chris Lee)

Schema Therapy Training Online

Tough Cases: Schema Therapy for Narcissistic, Angry, and Impulsive Presentations
Online - Mar 2 Register

Schema Therapy Intensive Workshop 1: The Model, methods and Techniques
Online - June 3, 4 & 11 Register

Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT) for BPD
VIC - Richmond - Mar 25 & Apr 1 Register

DBT in Action
Online - Apr 23 Register

Management of People with BPD for GPs
Online - Apr 27 Register

WAAMH Western Australian Association for Mental Health
Trauma Informed Practice 
Online - Mar 9 Register 

Self-Care in a time of change
WA - Perth - Mar 18 Register 

WA - Perth - Mar 23 Register 

Helplines - 24 hour

COVID-19 Supports
National Caronavirus Helpline - 1800 020 080 
State information 
Telehealth - Bulk Billed appointments by phone/video until 31 March 2021
Beyond Blue
Are You OK?
Head to Health 

Disability Information Helpline

COVID-19 Resources
Translated printed resources and video/audio
Aboriginal languages 
Easy Read English 
Young people and their parents
Older Australians

Database of Helplines in Australia
Find a Helpline

Helplines - 24 Hour
Emergency Services 000
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
Suicide Line Victoria 1300 651 251
Lifeline 13 11 14 or Chat
Kid's Helpline (5-25yrs) 1800 55 1800 or
Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636  or Chat
MensLine Australia 1300 789978
Direct Line 1800 888 236 Immediate counselling & support,
Poison Information Centre
13 11 26
National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline 1800 250 015
Counselling Online (AOD)
Ice Help Line 1800 423 238
Family Drug Support Helpline 1300 368 186 or

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

QLife - 1800 184 527
Mon-Sun 3pm-12am AEDT Webchat

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

Helplines - New Zealand 24/7
Healthline - 0800 611 116 
Lifeline - 0800 543 354 or text 5347 (HELP)
Need to Talk? (Peer Support) text 1737

More NZ helplines here:
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