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Sanctuary Meetings

Sanctuary members regularly contribute to this blog with information of interest to Carers of people with BPD.
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November 2018 Sanctuary Meeting – Just Us

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 Rd

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October 2018 Sanctuary Meeting – Kirsty Burns

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.

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September 2018 Sanctuary Meeting – What makes caring for BPD loved ones unique?

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.

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May 2013 Sanctuary Meeting – Dr Martha Kent

Recently added to the Website
From the Archives – 2013

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)

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