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February’s Sanctuary meeting will be on Tuesday, February 14, at 6.00pm (South Australian time) at 2 Karrayarta Drive, Glenside.
New members are welcome
BPD Carers can attend in person or on-line
January’s Sanctuary meeting was just us – an open discussion about christmas, how we coped, what worked.
Sanctuary meetings are often held in the Glenside Admin and Learning Services Building in the southwest corner of Glenside Health Services campus (bottom right of the map, marked with a red cross)
Joy Anasta spoke at Sanctuary in November.
Dr John Brayley spoke to Sanctuary in September
Claire and Tim spoke about Adelaide’s new UMHCC at 215 Grenfell Street (an alternative to ED in a mental health crisis).
Call (08) 8448 9100 or ask the ambulance to take you there.
Emotion dysregulation is a core symptom of borderline personality disorder, and a key contributor to the intensity and distress of the illness.
Dr Chris Wurm spoke at our June meeting about BPD and Substance Use
Staying connected as families.
The importance of validation for mental health
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.
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
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