When you understand, you cannot help but love; and when you love, you naturally act in a way that can relieve the suffering of people.
– Thich Nhat Hanh
- To create a haven for BPD Carers, where experiences and information can be shared
- To support each other in our efforts to make sense of this debilitating and serious mental illness, to relate to the person we care for with understanding and compassion, and to find appropriate clinical support and treatment
- To help members and others gain a better understanding of BPD, by countering discrimination and misinformation, and replacing it with sound, clinically-based information
- To promote the need for access to a range of treatments for both individuals and families affected by BPD, and
- To advocate for recognition of BPD, for an end to discrimination against BPD, and for the provision of appropriate care and treatment for those for whom we care.
Sanctuary members are primarily located in Adelaide, South Australia, but people from many other locations are also on our mailing list.
Membership of Sanctuary is available to all Carers of people affected by BPD, and some relevant others. There are no membership fees, although we do appreciate a small donation (a gold coin) from meeting attendees, to cover incidental costs such as gifts to visiting speakers
(Our PayID is firstname.lastname@example.org )
Sanctuary is entirely run by volunteers.
To join Sanctuary, come to a meeting or contact us here
We advocate for a better deal for people affected by BPD, by lobbying politicians and other influential people, supporting related petitions, speaking at conferences, etc.
We have a library of books and DVD’s relevant to caring for someone with BPD. Free to borrow, return at next monthly meeting.
- Nobody chooses to be mentally ill
- We should focus on the illness, not the behaviour
- Whatever is good for our loved one, is good for us
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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.
If there is a problem with our website, please contact us here
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