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February’s Sanctuary meeting will be on Tuesday, February 8, at 6.00pm (South Australian time) at 2 Karrayarta Drive, Glenside.
New members are welcome
BPD Carers can attend in person or on-line
An open discussion about how Christmas went, and how we are managing in general. We watched a video together
Christmas can be especially difficult for those living with BPD, and for their families who love them.
Rita Brown spoke to us about Planning for Christmas. She shared some great tips for managing the challenges of the festive season.
Sanctuary meetings are often held in the Glenside Admin and Learning Services Building in the southwest corner of Glenside Health Services campus (bottom right of the map, marked with a red cross)
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)
We re-visited the topic of ambiguous grief and its impact on carers.
Joy Anasta originally introduced this topic to us in June.
It was very useful to explore further together, this unique form of grief that we experience as carers.
Joy Anasta spoke about the loss and grief experienced by carers, particularly ambiguous loss.
Our triumphant return to face-to-face meetings – our first since COVID restrictions began!
We watched a video exploring four different presentations of Borderline Personality Disorder.
Dr Martha Kent spoke about the basics of BPD, and the challenges and recommendations for carers
Clinical Senior Psychologist Kath Moores shared her expert insight into the relationship between BPD and PTSD
Deb Milford spoke to our February meeting about the Australian NDIS scheme, who is eligible and tips on applying for people living with BPD
In January, we shared a video Myths and Facts about BPD from Emotions Matter, USA
Rachel Smith, a mental health nurse working in SA Health, Country, shared her thoughts about preparing for Christmas, and helping our loved ones feel validated rather than overwhelmed.
In October we shared a video: “An Open Letter
To people who do Not have Borderline Personality Disorder …
From those of us who Do
” by Debbie Corso
Clinicians from BPD Co discussed the process of preparing a Crisis Management Plan
We had another excellent meeting in August with lots of discussion about anxiety, and how it affects our loved ones and also us
We shared a recording of a young woman speaking about how BPD affects her and what it means to her.
Stephanie Mitchell from HUMANE Clinic spoke at our June meeting
Danielle Forbes and Laura Cooke-O’Connor from BPD Co spoke at our May Sanctuary meeting.
April’s Sanctuary Meeting was held on line to comply with COVID 19 restrictions.
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