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IPS supports people with mental illness to gain and maintain employment.
Evidence shows IPS is far more effective than traditional methods
Ellie Heard (Social Worker, Eastern Community Mental Health Centre) and Tim Wiseman (Regional IPS Coordinator, Community Bridging Services Inc.) spoke about IPS programs, currently delivered at Eastern and Western Community Mental Health Centres
Skylight and Carers SA outlined the assistance available to carers of people living with borderline personality disorder (BPD)
Deb Milford spoke to our February meeting about the Australian NDIS scheme, who is eligible and tips on applying for people living with BPD
A new Peer led mental health support line to help South Australians deal with the emotional distress of COVID-19 has been launched by Skylight Mental Health
Danielle Forbes and Laura Cooke-O’Connor from BPD Co spoke at our May Sanctuary meeting.
Family Connections® is a free, 12-week course from NEA.BPD that provides education, skills training and support for people who are in a relationship with someone who has BPD.
The Australian BPD Foundation have a petition to increase Medicare-funded visits for BPD and other complex mental health conditions.
You can support them by signing the petition online.
Dr Margaret Rutherford talks about the exhaustion and guilt that can be felt by someone who’s trying to love a person with BPD. She offer nine strategies to try to ease the guilt
When Your Loved One Has Borderline Personality Disorder – Finding peace amongst the turmoil, by Kathleen Smith, PhD
Ten Essential Limits for Romantic Relationships, by Randi Kruger
On Thursday 25 July 2019, a webinar from NEA.BPD for family members who have experienced, witnessed or learned about their loved one’s suicide attempt and may have increased distress, grief, overwhelming worry or fear about their loved one’s safety, increased alertness or hypervigilance, and uncertainty about how to respond to their loved one’s behaviour.
Family members often find themselves anticipating the next crisis, without a chance to recover or process the previous one.
The Special Guest presenter is Dr. Luciana Payne, Ph.D, a Clinical Psychologist at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, USA
Sally Skewes, a Clinical Psychologist explained how she uses Schema Therapy to help consumers and how she works with families
Carolyn Bright discusses Borderline Personality Disorder, recovery and what to look for in a treating team or clinician
Some members support a child or grandchild whose parent has been diagnosed with, or has symptoms of BPD.
I know this causes more distress for you as you try to give the best care to the little one (or sometimes not so little!!)
Here are links to some information that may help you in your care for childen or grandchildren.
From our January Meeting, what to look for in a new clinician, and some questions you may like to ask a therapist before you actually make an appointment.
Headspace run the Youth Early Psychosis Program (YEPP), an early intervention service where clinicians can visit someone at home or in the ED.
1800 013 755 is a new after hours telephone support service at Skylight.
The new Lived Experience Telephone Support Service (LETSS) phone line aims to assist people to access mental health support during the hours of 5pm – 11:30pm, 365 days a year.
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 Wright, BPD...
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...
One of our members asked for info to help siblings who live with a brother or sister diagnosed with a mental illness and when I read this Fact Sheet, Siblings and Mental Health, from Centacare and Siblings Australia, I thought others might find it useful as well.
Share it with any siblings who are struggling with their brother or sister.
Sanctuary is an active Support Group for Carers of people with BPD in Adelaide, South Australia.
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