Browsing by Subject
Sanctuary members regularly contribute to this blog with information of interest to Carers of people with BPD.
To join our e-mailing list, come along to a Sanctuary meeting or contact us here
May 2022 Sanctuary Meeting – Staying Connected
Staying connected as families.
The importance of validation for mental health
Supporting Someone in Crisis
Are you supporting someone in crisis?
(for family and friends supporting someone with BPD)
April 2020 Sanctuary Meeting – Skills to Support a loved one with BPD in a Pandemic
April’s Sanctuary Meeting was held on line to comply with COVID 19 restrictions.
Family Connections® Course – for anyone helping to care for a person with BPD
Family Connections® is a free, 12-week course from NEA.BPD that provides education, skills training and support for people who are in a relationship with someone who has BPD.
Please Listen – a poem
When I ask that you listen to me, and you give advice, you have not heard what I ask of you When I ask that you listen to me, and you tell me why I shouldn’t feel as I do, you are trampling on my feelings When I ask you to listen to me, and you feel you have to find...
Webinar: BPD and Families, what’s the connection – Part 2 – Recording
Part 2 of the NEA's webinar about the Family Connections® course and how it can help. This was broadcast on-line on 5 December 2018. Here is a recording of the webinar The panel discussion featured Cassie Choo, person with lived experience of BPD, Carissa Wright, BPD...
Webinar: BPD and Families, what’s the connection – Part 1 – Recording
For BPD Awareness Week, a webinar featuring our member Liz and her son Jake talking about the Family Connections® course and how it has helped them. Here is a recording of the Webinar BPD Affects The Whole Family When a loved one has borderline...
Thoughts for Carers, by Robert Trett
Thoughts for Carers from Robert Trett, of Spectrum Personality Disorder Service, Victoria Criticism turns off hearing Threats fall on deaf ears Love and encouragement offer the strongest hope We cling to the belief that if we prop someone up for long enough, he or she...
May 2018 Sanctuary Meeting – Joy Anasta, Validation and Boundaries
Counsellor Joy Anasta helped us with setting boundaries for the person with BPD who we love and care for.
April 2017 Sanctuary Meeting – Dr Martha Kent
Dr Martha Kent on caring for someone with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
Validation Vs Tough Love
At times, carers of people living with BPD have asked me if tough love is what they should be doing to help the person they care for, to make them "grow up", or to give them ultimatums if they don't change their behaviours. I have always answered that...
How Validation can help someone with BPD
Families must try new strategies, especially when their loved one refuses to get help.
When parents use validation, the emotionality of a person with borderline will decrease. This strategy will help those with ill spouses or ill parents too.
What does validation mean and how can it help a person with Borderline Personality Disorder?
How Carers can Help Someone with BPD
Listen objectively to what the person we care for is trying to tell us. Learn about BPD and how it is affecting him/her right now. Validate – learn and apply the skill of validating.
Browse our Website by Subject
Main Subjects: Caring for Someone with BPD, Events, Getting Help, Living with BPD, Research, BPD in the Media
Other Subjects: Advocacy, BPD Awareness Week, Couples and Families, Family Connections Course, National BPD Conference, New Member, Sanctuary Meetings, Treatment, Validation, What is BPD
Are you new to all of this? click here
This website is produced by members of the Sanctuary Support Group. We are not mental health professionals nor clinicians. We are ordinary people who care for someone with BPD. This website is a collection of information that we have found helpful or of interest in the context of our own lived experiences. The content of this website is not a substitute for independent professional advice, diagnosis or treatment.
If there is a problem with our website, please contact us here
Back to the Top of the Page