Sanctuary BPD Carers Blog
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.
Norman Swan and Tegan Taylor report that the enduring stigma around BPD means it often goes unrecognised or not properly treated and many fall through the cracks .
Amongst their interviews are Dr Martha Kent with a history of advocacy for better services in South Australia
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
Sanctuary endorses the National Consensus Statement by, with and for people impacted by Borderline Personality Disorder,
that advocates for timely and equitable access to appropriate treatment and support for everyone impacted by BPD.
You are invited to add your own support for the statement, here
Skylight and Carers SA outlined the assistance available to carers of people living with borderline personality disorder (BPD)
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