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Our next Sanctuary meeting is Tuesday, January 8, from 4 to 6pm at Skylight, 5 Cooke Tce Wayville.
New members are welcome.
There is NO December meeting.read more
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 Rdread more
Janne McMahon has been advocating for better services for people living with BPD and their carers for many years. She was awarded the 2018 Australian Mental Health Prize, along with Professor Gavin Andrews.
They were interviewed on the ABC radio program All in the Mindread more
From Family Trauma to Family Support System Harriet P. Lefley, Phd Families’ Experiences With Mental Illness The body of research on families’ experience when one member has a mental illness suggests pervasive problems across diagnoses. There are...read more
Family Perspectives on Borderline Personality Disorder Dixianne Penney, Dr. P.H. Patricia Woodward, M.A.T. A first encounter with borderline personality disorder (BPD) is likely to leave one reeling: a call from the emergency room or a counsellor at school...read more
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...read more
InDaily News ran this story by Bension Siebert on 9 October 2018: BPD Centre for Excellence to be located near Adelaide CBD A centre of excellence for the treatment of people with borderline personality disorder will be set up on Greenhill Road, just...read more
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.read more
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.read more
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