Dec 2021 - eBulletin - Issue 51 

Dec 2021 eBulletin
COVID-19 phone lines
LE (Peer) Workforce Guidelines
Leadership Program - LET(s)LEAD 
Substance Use & MH issues
Adverse Childhood Experiences
2023 ISSPD Family Day

Get Involved
Study - Men & BPD
Study - Men & Anxiety
SA - Coming Up for Air
Pledge - National BPD Consensus
Fundraising - BPD Bandanna
Regular Sections
Consumers / Lived Experience
Carers / Supporters

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Helplines & COVID-19 Information

National Lived Experience (Peer) Workforce Development Guidelines
LE Workforce GuidelinesThese national Guidelines aim to inform decision makers and funding bodies and support change across the mental health sector by improving understanding of the benefits of the Lived Experience workforce. They will also provide a consistent understanding of Lived Experience work and the common principles/values/skill sets or the workforce. The Guidelines were developed using a co-production process to ensure that they were grounded in the expertise of lived experience. Read more

Leadership Program - LET(s)LEAD Academy
LET(s)Lead Academy logoThis virtual course will support 15 emerging leaders with a lived experience of mental health distress and recovery. Sponsored by NMHCCF and MHLEEN. If you are making positive changes in your community or are interested in transformational change read more

Substance Use & Mental Health Issues
Orygen FlyerOrygen have released a suite of resources to support treatment for co-occurring mental health and substance use problems simultaneously from a single service. The Evidence summaryEvidence to practice and Tips for clinical care are available online. Download

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Emerging Minds logoEmerging Minds have produced a collection of resources to address the impact of very stressful events or circumstances and their effect on the mental health, emotional regulation and social functioning of infants and children. Read more

2023 ISSPD Family Day - Sydney, Australia!
ISSPD logoThe next International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (ISSPD) congress will be held in 2023 in Sydney, AUSTRALIA! What is your preferred format for the 'Lived Experience' events? Separate, Concurrent, or Same? Complete our Survey to have your voice heard. Complete Survey

Festive Season & New Year 2022
Festive DollyWe'd like to acknowledge you - our members and readers - for your support during the year. We understand this time of year can be challenging for some people for a number of reasons. Please take care of yourself and we look forward to reconnecting with you again in 2022.

The festive season is a time for us all to celebrate together and share special gifts. For some people this can be a time of additional stress. If you are feeling apprehensive about the upcoming weeks we encourage you to take this time of the year at your own pace, and consider developing a 'wellness plan'  in collaboration with your GP/family/friends/support network.

Holiday period 24 hr support services
We have listed some 24 hour crisis phone and chat lines at the end of this eBulletin where they will be easily accessible if you feel you need to reach out for support.
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SA - Admental entries now open
AdMental logoEmerging advertising creatives are invited to write a 60 second video script to raise awareness about the importance of mental health and targeting a specific audience. This year, it’s First Responders. Often considered the tough ones, they don’t always get the support they need to not only process trauma but also deal with every other stress that comes with working long, difficult hours. Entries open until 12 December Read more

Study - Men & BPD
Spectrum logoThe study by Spectrum will look at recognising and treating men who experience a personality disorder. They want to consult with men who have lived experience to learn what works, what doesn't and how care can be optimised. Interviews conducted online for 30-60 mins and participants will be reimbursed for their time. For details contact Dr Lukas Cheney on (03) 8413 8750 or

Study - Young Men & Anxiety
Orygen logoOrygen is partnering with men’s mental health charity Movember to research how young men experience and cope with anxiety, and the role of support networks like friends & family. Participants reimbursed $30 for their time. EOI's via online survey. More details or

SA - Coming Up for AIR
Coming up for AIRFree 4-week parenting program for parents (18 and over) living with BPD who are currently parenting a child (0-3yrs). the study will evaluate the impact of the program. You may enrol even if you do not wish to participate in the research. To register, email BPD Co or phone (08) 7425 6500. For research details, email Kayla at Project Air or phone (02) 4298 1571. See flyers South and North for more details.

Pledge - National BPD Consensus Statement 
Consensus StatementWe invite YOU to pledge your support as we advocate for timely and equitable access to national treatment and support.The Australian BPD Foundation coordinated the 'National Consensus Statement: By With and For People Impacted by BPD' . Endorsed by many organisations in the Australian mental health sector, it has been presented to Greg Hunt MP with the petition signatures. Read More 

Fundraiser - BPD Face Masks
BPD face maskAbby lives with BPD and has designed eye-catching face masks ($10), bucket hats ($15) and stickers ($6). The design is her own artwork representing what it feels like for her living with BPD. Part proceeds from sales will be donated to our Foundation. Order BPD items

Fundraising - BPD Bandanna
HarveyBillie is 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

Music Holds Hope 
Abby LeeAbby Lee has developed a music career recording and developing new artists. The campaign Music Holds Hope asks local NZ artists how music helped them on their wellbeing journey. 'Be kind to yourself. You are going to have some really big feelings, and just because you feel a certain way, it doesn't necessarily mean that's how things are.' View video 

What works for me: Expert perspectives from people with lived experience
PA Fact Sheet The information in this fact sheet from Project Air was based on discussions between people with lived experience of personality disorder. They shared strategies that supported them in navigating through challenging times. It covers topics such as self-care, acceptance, connection, routine and therapeutic treatments. Download

Research - Peer Support 
Research paperRecent Australian research shows the value of BPD peer workers role modelling a meaningful life. Participants in peer support sessions find hope and a sense of being understood, while clinicians benefit from increasing their understanding of BPD through discussions with peer workers. Challenges for peer workers may include vicarious trauma or being accepted and valued by clinicians, so supervision by peers was recommended to support them in their roles. Download

SANE Special Events 
Topic TuesdayDec topic TBC  7:00-8:30pm AEST 
Read transcript of previous Topic Tuesday
Nov 9 - Art & Creativity
Nov 23 - Alcohol

SANE Group Chat 
Online - Thursdays - 7:00-8:00pm 
Dec 02 - Toxic positivity
Dec 16 - Being kind to yourself

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

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

DBT Skills Group Program 2021
Face-to-face psychoeducational skills groups cover mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance & interpersonal effectiveness. 10 week modules offer the opportunity to practice and review skills, not a complete therapeutic treatment). Contact Natalie 0415 111 894 or email or Facebook 
Online OR Belconnen, Canberra Download flyer 

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

The Friday Centre - Peer navigation service for info & referrals.
Turner - Fridays -  Register

Safe Haven Cafes
NSW - Macarthur  - Details
NSW - Broken Hill - Mission Australia Details 0418 442 767

NT Lived Experience Network
The NT Lived Experience Network have compiled a Service Navigation Resource to help Territorians navigate the NT mental health and related service system. Compiled by people with lived experience. Download

NT Mental Health Coalition
My Recovery is a peer led education and support program for people living with mental health challenges or alcohol and other drug issues.  Led by peers – people with their own lived experience of mental health challenges and recovery. 

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 

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. Men's Yarning Circle Video Not BPD specific. More details.
Alice Springs (08) 8950 4600  

My Mental Health
Neami National are hosting a series of DBT modules at My Mental Health. The Distress Tolerance module focuses on developing skills to support individuals to better cope during times of significant stress. Details 

Youth Empowered Towards Independence (YETI)
YETI logoYETI supports young people who live in Far North Queensland from our safe, free and friendly space in Cairns. Your Story. Your Strength. If you are between 12-25 years old you can access YETI´s programs and services. Details

The Safe Space
QLD - Chermside - Prince Charles Hospital Details

Urgent Mental Health Care Centre 
UMHCC logoWalk-in service to support you through a crisis as an alternative to going to ED. Using a combination of peer-led recovery and clinical support, they provide evidence-based, caring, safe and inclusive urgent mental health support. Arrive between 12pm and 10:30pm Read more

Lived Experience Telephone Support Service -  1800 013 755
LETSS provides information about mental health topics, navigation of the SA mental health system, and real time support when you need it. Phone service and online chat available 365 days a year 5pm to 11:30pm 

Coming up for AIR 
Free 4-week parenting program for parents (18 and over) living with BPD who are currently parenting a child (0-3yrs). Variety of start dates. Contact BPD Co on (08) 7425 6500 or email
Christies Beach – Flyer
Elizabeth Grove – Flyer

MI-DBT (Perinatal program)
Adapted from DBT, this group therapy program is for women living with BPD during the child's first years. It supports parenting skills early in the infant’s development. Details
Glenside - Helen Mayo House 

The Safe Place Mobile Cafe
TAS - East Coast (mobile van) Details and Facebook

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

Safe Haven Cafe
St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne  Details and COVID procedures

Lifeline WA - DBTeen Program
The DBTeen Program provides access to highly effective DBT based skills groups for young people who are on a trajectory towards severe emotional dysregulation, and give families/carers the knowledge to effectively support the young person within their home and community. This 12 week course will run in the Northern, North Eastern, South Eastern, Central and Southern suburbs, commencing early 2022. For referrals contact 08 9261 4402 or see Details

WA Recovery College 
WARCA offers pathways to explore personal growth and new perspectives, broaden experience and form connections. Courses offer opportunities to gain understanding of self and meaning through positive experiences. (Not BPD specific) Details

Safe Haven Cafe 
Lived experienced peer-based support for people who might otherwise attend busy and stressful EDs, but do not need intensive clinical and medical support.
Royal Perth Hospital -  Fri-Sun - 3:00pm-7:45pm Details
Kununurra District Hospital - Wed-Sat 4:30pm-10:00pm 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 specific) Details
Communication for Peers
Cloverdale - Dec 17 Register or (08) 9258 8911

WA Peer Supporters’ Network (WAPSN)
Free education and group supervision to build skills, sustain and thrive in your peer support role. (Not BPD specific) Ph (08) 9258 8911 or email or view Events
Cloverdale -  No December meeting scheduled yet.
Cloverdale - Feb 17 Speaker Series Register

Helpline - Peer Pathways - (08) 9447 2809
CoMHWA’s Peer Pathways project is a West Australian, Statewide helpline for people with mental health challenges to find the supports needed to promote mental and physical wellbeing. Our Peer Navigators are trained clinicians, and will assist you, your family and your carers to navigate services across the State. Available 9am-5pm M-F (AWST) Read more

New Zealand
Friday Peer Recovery and Support Group
For men and women with mental health issues and their whānau. Ph +64 (09) 279 8233 or Email and Details
NZ - Papatoetoe -12:00-1:30pm

For Carers / Supporters
Resources - Australia Wide

DBT Skills for Family Members
Alaz FruzzettiIn this recent webinar from Sashbear Foundation (Canada) Dr. Alan Fruzzetti takes us through DBT skills family members can use to reduce distress and interact in ways that improve relationships. (1:06:22) View video

What works for me: expert perspectives from people who support a person with personality disorder
PA Fact Sheet CarersThe information in this fact sheet from Project Air was based on discussions between carers of people with lived experience of personality disorder. They shared strategies that supported them in navigating through challenging times. It covers topics such as self-care, routine, understanding and supporting the person they care for, and gratitude. Download

How to Support Someone who has experience Trauma
Infographic imageNot everyone who experiences BPD has a trauma background, though it can be a factor and increases complexity. 'Even as we get to know someone’s history and the things that activate past trauma, we are often bewildered or downright indignant when trauma rears its head and our loved ones lash out, retreat, get emotional for no understandable reason, or unfairly blame us for all kinds of wrongdoing. This infographic from Echo summarizes some useful relationship lessons. Read more

SANE Special Events - Topic Tuesday
Topic TuesdayNov Topic TBC
Read transcript of previous Topic Tuesdays
BPD for Friends, Families and Carers Oct 3
You don't have to be isolated as a carer Oct 26

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!  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 & support for people in a relationship with a person who experiences the symptoms of BPD. Register

New Zealand - Contact details

You can join the Alumni program after completing the program, to continue personal growth through a bi-monthly 'Beyond FC' webinar and a 'FC Skills Reboot' Zoom class to review modules skills. You will receive an invitation to join after completing the program. Email if you have already completed a program.

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
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

Loved Ones (family & friends) 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. 2021 Flyer Contact
 email or 0415 111 894 or Facebook for details
Meet 1st Monday of each month 5:30pm at Carers ACT 

Holt, Canberra - Dec 6
My Sanctuary Support Group 
For carers of people who live with BPD. Contact ARAFMI by email or ph (02) 4283 3993 or text 0450 414 597 or Facebook for details
Meetings held 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm
Fairy Meadows - Dec 8
Fairy Meadows - Jan 14

Staying Connected When Emotions Run High
Full day workshop for families, partners and friends supporting a person who has overwhelming emotions, impulsive or aggressive behaviours, self-harm and suicidal behaviours. Details

NT Carers
Carer activities include counselling, music therapy, and peer support groups weekly in Darwin, Alice Springs and Katherine (not BPD specific). Details

Mental Illness Fellowship
Provides mental health services for carers (not BPD specific). Details and Flyer
Alice Springs (08) 8953 1467
Darwin - Casuarina - (08) 8948 1051

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

Face-to-Face at Glenside AND online - see website for details

Glenside Dec 8 - End of Year dinner (fully booked)

Glenside - Jan 11

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 or face-to-face group carer support meetings
(not BPD specific)

Online - Dec 8 - 'Staying Connected' Register
Davenport - Dec 1 - Cancelled, resuming in 2022

Hobart Clinic Support Group
Carer Support, not BPD specific. Register via (03) 6247 9960 or email 
Meet 1st Tues or Wed of the month Details
Hobart - Dec 7 - Understanding Bipolar Disorder

Learning More about BPD: Info Session 
This 2.5 hour Zoom 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.
Online  - Dec 13 Register

Learning More about BPD: Workshop 
This 1-day face-to-face workshop for carers (families and freinds) will explore a number of educational and practical approaches to learning new skills in the context of a safe environment amongst other carers. (Will revert to online in the event of Covid-19 restrictions).
Richmond - Feb 3 Register

BPD Family & Carer Support Group
Previously held at Mind Australia, is now being auspiced by Spectrum Personality Disorder Service. More details contact
Online - Dec 1 Register
Online - Jan 5 Register

Outer East BPD Carer Support Group
Contact EACH (03) 8720 2500 Details
Meet 3rd Monday of the month 1:00pm Coonara Community House.
Upper Ferntree Gully - Dec 20
Upper Ferntree Gully - Jan 17

BPD Community Family & Friend's Group
Meet 3rd Tuesday of the month 6:30pm. Details
South Melbourne - Dec 21 'What is BPD?'
South Melbourne - Jan 17

BPD Support Group for Families, Carers and Friends (MIFWA)
WA BPD CarersThis peer facilitated group offers support to those in a caring or support role of a family member or friend who experiences BPD or similar traits. Contact MIFWA (08) 9237 8900 
Meet 2nd Wednesday of the month 5:30-7:00pm. Details
West Leederville - Dec 8
West Leederville - Jan 12

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. Contact MIFWA (08) 9237 8900 
Midland - Details

Online Parent Support Group (MIFWA)
This support group is for those parents/carer supporting young people (not BPD specific). Contact Caroline at MIFWA (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

Research - The impact of COVID-19 lockdown on the well-being of mental healthcare providers working in a specialist clinic for personality disorder
Research - CovidThis study investigated the well-being of mental healthcare providers working in a specialist clinic for personality disorder during the first wave of COVID-19. Findings demonstrated resilience, suggesting telehealth and working flexibility helped mitigate many adverse aspects of social restrictions due to the global pandemic. Read more

BPD Guide for GP's 
BPD for GPs book coverSpectrum Personality Disorder Service is pleased to launch their new book 'Borderline Personality Disorder - A Practical Guide for General Practitioners' edited by Josephine Beatson and Sathya Rao. For General Practitioners who treat patients with BPD. Read more & Flyer &  Purchase

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 - Australian BPD Foundation
National Training Strategy logoStage 1 - Webinars
6 online webinars View webinars
Stage 2 - eLearning Modules
5 online modules - ‘Effective Psychological Treatment for BPD’ for mental health workers and service providers. Completed sequentially, each module takes approx 60 mins. Certificate issued. Complete Modules

Stage 3 - Core Competency Workshops
2-day workshops. Registrations closed. More details 

Stage 4 - Post-training support
Currently in development.

Conferences / Forums

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

Change for a better future: Perspectives Beyond Symptoms
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.

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.
Online - self-paced Details 
Grief and Family Work
Online - Dec 3 Register
Systemic Family Work After Family Violence
Online - Mar 31 Register

Blue Knot
Three Phased Approach - Safety and Stabilisation
Online - Jan 28 Register
Online - Feb 04 Register
Foundations for Building Trauma Awareness
Online - Jan 21 Register
Online - Feb 04 Register
Managing Wellbeing & Recognising Vicarious Trauma
Online - Dec 10 Register
Trauma Responsive Leadership
Online - Dec 06 Register 
NSW - Newcastle - Dec 06 Register
Using a Trauma lens when working with Domestic & Family Violence
QLD - Brisbane - Dec 03 Register

Webinar Series - Trauma Awareness
Blue Knot WebinarsBuilding Trauma Awareness (Webinar)
Online - Jan 19 Register
Creating Safety and Connection (Webinar)
Online - TBC Register
Wellbeing and Emotional Awareness when working with Complex Trauma (Webinar)
Online - Jan 25 Register

Systems Training for Emotional Predictability & Problem Solving (STEPPS)
The program educates people with Borderline Personality Disorder and helps them acquire skills to deal with different aspect different aspects of the disorder. 
NZ - TBC - Registrations of Interest
Skills for Working with BPD 201
Online - TBC Register your interest
Practical Alternatives to Self-Harm 201
Online - Dec 3 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
Online - 2022 program in development

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.

If you are interested in taking up the opportunity to be coordinator of the Hobart BPD MHPN network please contact Ashleigh on (03) 7020 1760 or This is a volunteer role, with funding is available to cover meeting costs. Details
Brisbane North  
Hobart - EOI's open for BPD Network coordinator
Ipswich/West Moreton
NT - End of Year catch-up & planning for 2022 - Dec 20 Register
To join a network and receive their next meeting invitation, register via the new MHPN website portal.

NSW Health - Illawarra Shoalhaven 
Staying Connected When Emotions Run High - For Professionals
Full day interactive workshop outlines frameworks and strategies. Details
Ph Toni (02) 4220 7919 or
NSW - 2022 program in development 

Orygen – National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health
National training program. Details
VIC - Parkville - 2022 program in development Register

Orygen - Youth Health
Local Community Professionals training program. Details
(North western and western metropolitan Melbourne)
Online - 2022 program in development Register

Project Air Strategy
Please see our Webinars & Podcasts.
Effective Psychological Treatment for BPD 
Online - Modules
Adolescent Intervention - Guide for clinicians
Online - Modules

Psychology Training
Schema Therapy Advanced 
NSW - Sydney - Jun 14-15, 2022 Register
VIC - Melb Jun 16-17, 2022 Register

Schema Therapy Society
Schema Therapy is an evidence-based therapy for BPD. The Schema Therapy Society provides links to Schema Therapy training providers around Australia. Details
NSW  VIC  WA (Hayes & Simpson) and WA (Chris Lee)
Schema Therapy for Eating Disorders
Online - Feb 1, 2022 Register
Schema for Addiction
Online - Feb 1, 2022 Register

Intro to DBT
Online - 2022 program in development Register

WAAMH Western Australian Association for Mental Health
Being Trauma Responsive
WA - Perth - Dec 09  Register
WA - Perth - Dec 16 Register
Recovery and recovery Plans
Online - Feb 08 2022 Register

Helplines - 24 hour

COVID-19 Supports
National Caronavirus Helpline - 1800 020 080 
State information 
Telehealth - Bulk Billed appointments by phone/video until 31 December 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 789 978
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:

Helplines - Worldwide
Befrienders Worldwide
Facebook I need to find a suicide helpline for myself or a friend
International Database of helplines

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