Sanctuary Blog

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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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Self-harm and BPD, from Gunderson and Hoffman Publication

Suicidal and Self-Injurious Behaviour in Borderline Personality Disorder Barbara Stanley, Ph.D. Beth S. Brodsky, Ph.D.   Deliberately inflicted self-harm in the context of borderline personality disorder (BPD) can be disturbing, frightening, and shame provoking to...

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Lived Experience Telephone Support Service 1800 013 755

1800 013 755 is a new after hours telephone support service at Skylight.

The new Lived Experience Telephone Support Service (LETSS) phone line aims to assist people to access mental health support during the hours of 5pm – 11:30pm, 365 days a year.

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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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