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'Hope and Optimism for BPD in Australia' – A/Prof Sathya Rao
keynote speaker at the 6th Annual National BPD Conference: Achieving Recovery Together. youtu.be/Ie8lbaolKF8

BPD is a public health priority that significantly impacts at least 24,000 Australians. Although research has demonstrated that people with BPD can be effectively treated with psychotherapy, access to such treatment is limited across the nation. The mental health workforce is not confident in treating BPD due to limited training in evidence based psychotherapeutic treatments. A national population health approach to organizing care for BPD is urgently required. The objective of this presentation is to consider what progress has been made so far and discuss what needs to be done to close the gap to achieve treatment for every single person with BPD in Australia.

A/Prof Rao has written a discussion paper "Towards developing a National Strategy for Borderline Personality disorder- a dollar a citizen per year will get us started in the right direction" and is seeking comments. The paper may be accessed bpdfoundation.org.au/national-agenda-discussion-paper.php and comments to bpd_national_strategy@bpdfoundation.org.au
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'Hope and Optimism for BPD in Australia' – A/Prof Sathya Rao

6th Annual National BPD Conference: Achieving Recovery Together. Keynote speaker: A/Prof Sathya Rao (Spectrum Personality Disorder Service for Victoria) MBBS...

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Free BPD Carers Support Group for South Australian carers in Noarlunga Centre!

Family Connections is a free 12-week program for people with a loved one who experiences Borderline Personality Disorder. The Family Connections Program is an evidence-based course that provides education, skills training and support in a community setting. The Noarlunga Centre Family Connections program commences on Monday 16th January 2016 from 12:30pm to 2:30pm in Noarlunga Centre, South Australia.

For more information and to register for the Family Connections program, please visit their website: www.bpdaustralia.com/family-connections-1/ or email bpdfamilyconnections@gmail.com
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'Achieving Recovery Together' (Carer keynote) Jenny Learmont AM Hon MD - The 6th Annual National BPD Conference.

In her address Jenny reviews changes over 30 years in BPD knowledge and treatment from the perspective of a carer with an emphasis on the difficulties associated with dual diagnoses and to look at the way forward with suggestions that may assist carers to carry out their role in “achieving recovery together,” the theme of this conference.

Jenny has been a carer, for 40 years, of a son who first developed severe Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) at age 13, and at around aged 18 developed Bi-Polar disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder (which for many years was undiagnosed). By 20 years of age he had commenced drug and alcohol misuse in an effort to relieve the very distressing and debilitating symptoms he was experiencing and which existing therapies/medication were unsuccessful in treating.

Jenny is presently Vice President of Mental Health Carers NSW, ARAFMI, and a member of the Australian BPD Foundation (NSW Branch) and a part-time member of the Mental Health review Tribunal

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'Achieving Recovery Together' (Carer keynote) Jenny Learmont AM Hon MD

'Achieving Recovery Together' (Carer keynote) Jenny Learmont AM Hon MD The 6th Annual National BPD Conference; Achieving Recovery Together. In her address Je...

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