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January’s Sanctuary meeting will be on Tuesday, January 10, at 6.00pm (South Australian time) at 2 Karrayarta Drive, Glenside.
New members are welcome
BPD Carers can attend in person or on-line
Joy Anasta spoke at Sanctuary in November.
Dr John Brayley spoke to Sanctuary in September
Emotion dysregulation is a core symptom of borderline personality disorder, and a key contributor to the intensity and distress of the illness.
Dr George Evans kindly spoke to Sanctuary about self harm – a behaviour that many of us have encountered, which can be confronting and confusing
Anne Barbara spoke about the South Australian Health system, from her perspective working as a Carer Consultant. When things aren’t going the way we think they need to go, it can be a harrowing experience. Anne shared some ideas about what to do and who to talk to.
An open discussion about what BPD is, how it affects the family and how we might help. We watched a video called Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder from BPDVideo.
An open discussion about how Christmas went, and how we are managing in general. We watched a video together – Three ways the family affects BPD and vice versa
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.
BPD Awareness Week 2021 runs from October 1st to 7th in Australia
The theme is Discover Creative Wellbeing
Instead of our usual Tuesday meeting, there was a free Picnic Lunch in Karrayarta Park, to celebrate BPD Awareness Week.
Sunday, October 3, at 12 noon (South Australian time) near 2 Karrayarta Drive, Glenside.
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.
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