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Placing family at the centre of mental health recovery: a free online webinar (not BPD specific)

This webinar will outline ways in which practitioners can support healing and recovery in families affected by parental mental illness.

Mental health recovery is an inherently social process, and family is the most important social context for recovery for many people living with mental illness. Estimates suggest that over 50% of people with severe and persistent mental illness have daily contact with their families, and roughly 20% live with dependent children. For many, it is simply not possible to separate their personal recovery journey from their roles and relationships within the family.

Drawing on research, practice wisdom and lived experience, this webinar will encourage professionals to consider how they can place family relationships and parenting at the centre of their efforts to support mental health recovery.

This webinar is a collaboration between CFCA and Emerging Minds, through the Children of Parents with a Mental Illness (COPMI) national initiative.

To register: aifs.gov.au/cfca/events/placing-family-centre-mental-health-recovery
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Posted 4 days ago

Community inclusion is an urgent issue in mental health.(not BPD specific)

Full community inclusion means that people have the right to the same opportunities as everyone else to create a home, develop relationships or reconnect to families and friends.

People want to be a part of the community - not just present in the community.

The 18th Annual Bruce Woodcock Memorial Lecture, ‘Room for everyone: Community connection and mental health’, took place on 18 May 2016 at the Arts Centre Melbourne, with guest speaker Dr Mark Salzer, Dr Salzer is an internationally recognised leader in the delivery of effective community mental health and rehabilitation services to individuals with psychiatric disabilities.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpvZ3afMQiU&feature=youtu.be
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18th Annual Bruce Woodcock Memorial Lecture 2016

The 18th Annual Bruce Woodcock Memorial Lecture, ‘Room for everyone: Community connection and mental health’, took place on 18 May 2016 at the Arts Centre Me...

Posted 4 days ago

SANE Online Forum - Tuesday 26th July @ 7pm (not BPD specific)
"Recovering our families"

What is the difference between individual recovery and family recovery? Join our #TopicTuesday live chat as we're joined by Mel, a carer and peer support worker with HelpingMinds, who will talk about recovering as a family and building relationships with your loved one while they are unwell. We look forward to you joining us for this online discussion.

Two things you can do now:
1) Become a member of the Forums to participate in Topic Tuesday
2) Hit the 'Like' button at the bottom of the Forum webpage to receive an email notification on the night

bpdfoundation.saneforums.org/t5/Special-Events/Topic-Tuesday-Recovering-our-families-26-July-7pm-...
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Posted 5 days ago