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Our next Sanctuary meeting is Tuesday, April 9, from 4 to 6pm in the Administration and Learning Services Building at Glenside Health Services, 226 Fullarton Road, Glenside (in the south western corner of the campus)
New members are welcome.read more
Dr. Robin L. Kissell MD is the Director of the Borderline Personality Disorder Initiative, Semel Institute, UCLA.
At our March meeting, we listened to this recording of her excellent talk:
‘Understanding and Helping Loved Ones with Borderline Personality Disorder’read more
On Tuesday, February 12, our guest speaker was Kristy Acres who spoke about carer inclusion in hospital emergency departments.read more
Headspace run the Youth Early Psychosis Program (YEPP), an early intervention service where clinicians can visit someone at home or in the ED.read more
Part 2 of the NEA's webinar about the Family Connections® course and how it can help. This was broadcast on-line on 5 December 2018. Here is a recording of the webinar The panel discussion featured Cassie Choo, person with lived experience of BPD, Carissa...read more
The November Sanctuary meeting was on Tuesday, November 13, from 4 to 6pm at Skylight, 5 Cooke Tce Wayville.
Video Educational Session
Emerging BPD and Youth Working Group
Floorplan of the new BPD Centre on Greenhill Rdread more
Kirsty Burns was the Guest Speaker at our Sanctuary meeting on Tuesday, October 9.
Kirsty Burns works in the Short stay Unit (Mental Health) at Flinders Medical Centre . She explained what happens in the Emergency Department when we take our family member there, who gets to see them to assess them and how do they get to see a psychiatrist, if at all. To help us understand how the system works and whether our expectations are unrealistic to fit in with hospital protocol and reduce some of the frustrations we experience.read more
For BPD Awareness Week, a webinar featuring our member Liz and her son Jake talking about the Family Connections® course and how it has helped them. Here is a recording of the Webinar BPD Affects The Whole Family When a loved one has borderline...read more
The Opening Event of BPD Awareness Week 2018 on Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Opened by SA Minister of Health Stephen Wade MLC and addressed by Tammy Franks, Greens MLC. Lived experience advocates Aaron and Tanya spoke about BPD and their paths to recovery.read more
How many times have we complained that Australians diagnosed with BPD can only get 10 sessions psychotherapy covered by Medicare in a year, which is patently inadequate for them? Here is a chance to change this by signing this petition from the...read more
The Sanctuary meeting on Tuesday, September 11 was run by Tony, Denise and Michael
What makes caring for a loved one diagnosed with BPD a unique experience? BPD is different from other mental illnesses such as Bipolar disorder, Schizophrenia or depression etc. in that these illnesses are treatable with medication (as long as the person takes their meds of course!. BPD is different in that meds don’t help the BPD issues like abandonment, rage and self-harm among of course others.read more
Recordings from the conference have been published by the Australian BPD Foundation. Sponsored by Australian BPD Foundation: The 8th Annual National Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Conference, 10-11 September 2018 at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane,...read more
A free event where Mahlie Jewell shared her strategies for maintaining recovery from BPD and surviving life’s challenging momentsread more
On Tuesday August 14, our speaker was our Patron, Dr Martha Kent., discussing how the new BPD Centre of Excellence (CoE) might work and all the different issues that need to be considered.read more
Dr Chris Wurm spoke at the July Sanctuary Meeting on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.
Dr Wurm is a counsellor and a GP Psychotherapist in Private Practice.
Two of his many areas of interest are working with people who have Drug and Alcohol issues and also adolescents diagnosed with Mental Illnessread more
This was a “just us” meeting, to be with people who “get it”, and learn which behaviours are not simply bad behaviour but are an effect of Borderline Personality Disorder.read more
Counsellor Joy Anasta helped us with setting boundaries for the person with BPD who we love and care for.read more
Here is a recording of Aaron Fornarino speaking at our January 2018 Sanctuary meeting about his life with BPD and his subsequent recovery.read more
Dr Martha Kent was Guest Speaker at the Sanctuary meeting on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.read more
Dr Martha Kent spoke at the Sanctuary Meeting on 14 June 2016read more
Dr Martha Kent was Guest Speaker at the Sanctuary meeting on Tuesday, May 13, 2013.
She spoke about managing anger (a symptom which is experienced by some people with BPD)read more
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