Resources

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Organisations

Australian BPD Foundation
(also on
facebook)
The Australian BPD Foundation provides a group of consumers, carers and clinicians seeking to improve the lives of people living with Borderline Personality Disorder
BPD Centre of Excellence In mid-2019, SA Health will open a new statewide Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Service, offering supports for people living with severe and complex BPD. To stay informed on its progress, sign up for the mailing list here.
BPD SA BPD Support Services in South Australia provides a central point for information about Borderline Personality Disorder and the support services including referral requirements, available in South Australia.
Carers SA Carers SA is the peak body for all Carers in South Australia (not exclusively for Mental Health Carers) It provides a State-wide Carer Advisory & Counselling Service
NEA.BPD Australia The National Education Alliance of Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA.BPD)

NEA.BPD co-ordinate Family Connections®, a free, 12-week course for carers that provides education, skills training, and support.

Project Air (NSW) Project Air is a Personality Disorders Strategy that aims to enhance treatment options for people with Personality Disorder and their families and carers in NSW.
SANE Australia
(check out the Sane Forums)
SANE is a mental health charity supporting Australians with complex mental illness by providing mental health awareness, online peer support and information, stigma reduction, specialist helpline support, research and advocacy.
Skylight (SA) Skylight (formerly MIFSA) is Sanctuary’s parent body and an NGO (non-government organisation) providing services & support to BPD Consumers & Carers, including respite
Spectrum (Victoria) Spectrum is the personality disorder service for Victoria

Australian Helplines

Emergency 000 Ambulance, police or fire services in an emergency. Only call triple zero (000) if the situation is serious and urgent.
SANE Australia 1800 187 263 Talk to a mental health professional trained in BPD, weekdays between 10am and 10pm AEST.
Lifeline 13 11 14 Free, 24-hour Telephone Crisis Support service in Australia.
LETSS
1800 013 755
Lived Experience Telephone Support (LETSS).  A caring voice over the phone for support with mental health conditions between 5pm-11:30pm, 365 days a year.
or chat online.
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 The Suicide Call Back Service is a 24 hour service that provides free telephone, video and online counselling.
Beyond Blue 1300 224 636 Call or chat one-on-one with a trained mental health professional, 24/7.
or chat online.
Headspace SA 1800 063 267 Headspace runs YEPP is an early intervention program for young people affected by psychosis (and their families)
Call, email or chat online.
Kids Helpline 1800 551 800 A free, private and confidential 24/7 phone counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.
or chat online.
MensLine 1300 789 978 24 hour telephone and online support, information and referral service for men with family and relationship concerns, staffed by professional counsellors, experienced in men’s issues.
SA Mental Health Triage 13 14 65 Assistance in a mental health emergency in South Australia, available 24 hours, seven days a week.
Poisons Information Line 13 11 26 If you suspect that someone has taken an overdose or has been poisoned, do not try to treat them yourself. Get medical help immediately. If the person is showing signs of being seriously ill, such as vomiting, loss of consciousness, drowsiness or seizures (fits), call triple zero (000) for an ambulance, or take the person to the closest emergency department.
Health Direct 1800 022 222 Free, 24-hour Health Advice from registered nurses in Australia.

more South Australian Crisis Helplines …

Information

Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Borderline Personality Disorder (2012) From the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council This guideline aims to assist health professionals to diagnose, treat and manage BPD in adolescents and adults. You can download the Guideline in PDF format.

Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder: A Family Guide to Healing and Change

 

by Valerie Porr M.A.

Oxford University Press, 2010

Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder: New Tools and Techniques to Stop Walking on Eggshells

 

by Randi Kreger

Hazelden Information & Educational Services, 2007

Borderline Personality Disorder: An Evidence-based Guide for Generalist Mental Health Professionals

by Anthony W. Bateman, Roy Krawitz

Oxford University Press, 2013

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This website is produced by members of the Sanctuary Support Group. We are not mental health professionals nor clinicians.  We are ordinary people who care for someone with BPD. This website is a collection of information that we have found helpful or of interest in the context of our own lived experiences. The content of this website is not a substitute for independent professional advice, diagnosis or treatment.