SANE ONLINE FORUM - special Topic Tuesday in SANE’s online peer support forum for people with lived experience.
Date: Tuesday 3 Oct
Time: 7pm – 9 pm AEST
Forum: Lived Experience
Title: What is it like to live with BPD? Your questions answered.
Prior to the session Sane will be asking people what they want to know about BPD.
During the they will be inviting people with lived experience of BPD to answer the questions that have been submitted.
BPD NATIONAL SURVEY: FOUNDATIONS FOR CHANGE: PART2
The Private Mental Health Consumer Carer Network (Australia) has run two surveys, one for consumers with a lived experience and one for families and carers affected by BPD. They will analyse this data and have the Report/s ready for Ian Hickie, Mental Health Commissioner and Director Brain Mind Centre to launch (and comment on) during BPD Awareness Week 2017.
These reports have now been released:
They provide an analysis of the results of survey that was originally conducted in 2011 and repeated in 2017. This work was undertaken in order to compare and determine any changes in the healthcare experiences of consumers with BPD over time, given greater awareness of BPD within mental health and primary care service systems since the first survey was undertaken, and the release of the National Health and Medical Research (NHMRC) Guidelines for the Treatment of BPD in December 2012. A companion survey was also conducted with family members/ informal, unpaid carers of people with BPD, and results of this repeat survey are provided in a separate report.
Four-hundred and twenty-four (424) consumers with BPD entered the survey site. Of these, 424 consumers (100%) proceeded to answer survey questions, with 69 consumers (16.27%) completing all questions, and 355 (83.73%) being selective in which questions they responded to. This represents a substantial increase (almost threefold) in overall respondents compared with the original survey in 2011, although a decrease in the proportion of people who answered all questions. In 2011, 153 consumers (95.0%) proceeded to answer survey questions, with 92 consumers (60.1%) completing all questions, and 61 (39.9%) being selective in which questions they responded to.
CONSUMERS: Experiences of Consumers with the Diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) 2017 Update. Lawn, S., McMahon, J., Zabeen, S. (2017) Private Mental Health Consumer Carer Network (Australia) Ltd: Marden, South Australia, Australia.
CARERS: Experiences of carers supporting someone with the Diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) 2017 Update. Lawn, S., McMahon, J., Zabeen, S. Private Mental Health Consumer Carer Network (Australia) Ltd: Marden, South Australia, Australia.
ACT for more information contact Natalie
* Art Exhibition at Belconnen Community Services Art Gallery 3-20 October 2017. Opening event will be on Wednesday 4th October at 5.30pm.
* BPD Family Day – Aboriginal Traditional Weaving and BBQ - 7th October 2017
NSW - Awareness Week NSW Event
The NSW branch of the Australian BPD Foundation in partnership with Mental Health Carers NSW, Project Air Strategy NSW and the Mental Health Professional Network are holding an awareness raising event.
*Launch of the BPD Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN) for NSW: Catherine Lourey
*MHPN and BPD Network Aspirations & Questions: Chris Wilcox
*Project Air Presentations: Brin Grenyer & Fiona Ng
o Project Air Rollout
o What is BPD & How Can it be Treated:
o What do people with BPD want from treatment?
*Recovery Journey, Consumer Perspective: Mahlie Jewel
*Recovery Journey, Carer Perspective: Peter Heggie
*Australian BPD Foundation: aims, objectives and activities: Jonathan Harms, Chair of NSW Branch of the Foundation
Date: 9.00 am – 12.30, Thursday 5th October, at the Wesley Centre in Sydney.
Venue: The Wesley Centre, Lower Ground, 220 Pitt St, Sydney, 2000
"BORDERLINE (a film)" This 2016 documentary follows one person with a diagnosis of BPD who gives us access to her internal world.
Starring John Gunderson, Marsha Linehan, Peter Fonagy, Regina V, David Fox, Antonia New, Barbara R, Mary Zanarini, Charlotte M.
Suitable for everyone over 18 with an interest in BPD.
6:00pm: Light supper, wine, juice, soft drinks
8:30pm: Discussion with Martha Kent, a psychiatrist who has specialised in treating people with BPD, and panel.
The Regal Theatre
275 Kensington Rd, Kensington Park, SA
Tickets: $10 unwaged / $20 waged (inc GST)
VICTORIA - for more information contact admin.
Tuesday 3rd October 2017
The Victorian branch of the Australian BPD Foundation in partnership with Centacare Ballarat and the Bouverie Centre have organized the following sessions led by Dr Peter McKenzie from the Bouverie Centre who will introduce the "Fostering Hope and Optimism' program" to family/carers in Ballarat via:
1. Lunchtime session for the Carers, family and friends of those living with BPD
2. An afternoon training / information session for the staff across Centacare programs and potentially staff of collaborating agencies on engagement of clients living with BPD.
LAUNCH OF “Toward a National BPD Training and Professional Development Strategy”
Wednesday 4th October in Melbourne.
UPSKILLING AND ENGAGING CLINICIANS WORKING WITH PEOPLE WITH BPD AND THEIR FAMILIES
The Australian BPD Foundation in partnership with Spectrum Personality Disorder Service for Victoria and the Mental Health Professional Network are delighted to have been provided with funding from the National Mental Health Commission to undertake Stage 1 of “Toward a National BPD Training and Professional Development Strategy”.
Stage 1 includes:
• an online BPD webinar series for mental health professionals
• maintenance and establishment of locally based practitioner networks across Australia
• provision of professional development sessions to these networks
• establishment of a practitioner resource virtual library, and
• scoping for potential for development of e-learning modules.
This is a direct response to the work of the Ministerial Expert Borderline Personality Disorder Reference Group in 2010 – 2012 and the NHMRC Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Borderline Personality Disorder, that have identified a clear need to provide people with a lived experience of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) access to high quality, responsive, evidence-based treatment, care and support.
Dr Peggy Brown, CEO, National Mental Health Commission will launch the training strategy at an event to be held on the 4th October 2017. For more information contact Julien
3rd BPD Awareness Week 'Celebration' at South Melbourne Town Hall.
Brought to you by BPD Community
Date: 6.30 pm Thursday 5th October, 2017
Celebration Night: presented by Lisa Webb featuring Zeke Ox
Venue: The Theatrette Sth Melbourne Town Hall Bank St Sth Melbourne
A woman with lived experience of BPD will be presenting on her journey to recovery. For more information contact Barb
WESTERN AUSTRALIA For more information contact Sharon
We invite attendees to add information to the tree of knowledge for WA based services, people interested in the work of the WA Branch, things that work, identified gaps, and aspirations for the future of the WA Branch of the BPD Foundation.
WHEN 10:00am - 12:00pm, Friday 6 October
Or call Sharon or Sam on (08) 9237 8900