Advocacy & Support for

Borderline Personality Disorder
& Complex Trauma

National Agenda for BPD (2016)

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The objective of the discussion paper and the following pages is to trigger the commencement of a debate about developing a National Strategy for the management and treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

The overarching objective is to make treatment accessible and available for every single person with BPD in Australia.

All information received will be fed into a broader process designed to create a national road map for BPD in Australia.

National BPD Strategy 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'

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Comments, Thoughts, Suggestions and Feedback?

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Creating a National Model of Care for BPD
We invite comment and suggestions from our Australian BPD community. What are your priority, current gaps and needs in treatment? How do you think we can we best meet these?

Creating A National Tertiary Training Framework for BPD
We invite comment from registered and trainee Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Therapists as well as professional body's and relevant heads of tertiary institutions to comment on this. Is there sufficient focus on BPD in the current tertiary curriculum? What inclusions would be desirable?

Creating A National Framework for Family and Carers
How can we best support the needs of family members and carers? How important is it for families to be included in treatment? Would a 24 hour telephone helpline be beneficial? Can carers access sufficient evidence-based treatment, knowledge and skills to best support their loved ones?

Developing A Centre of BPD Excellence in Each Australian State
Is this a good idea? What are the pro's and con's of this idea? What would the ideal centre of excellence look like? What services would it offer? Would it be inpatient or outpatient? Would it cater for co-occuring disorders like substance abuse and eating disorders? Do holistic treatment approaches figure in this model?

Clinician Accreditation for treating BPD
Should this be instituted? Clinicians, carers and consumers - we invite your thoughts and experiences on this.

Australian BPD Research
What are the priority research areas and why? Is a National Centre of BPD Research the best solution or could the research sit under other mental health research organisations?

Hospital Emergency Departments, Police and Ambulance Services
We invite suggestions and comment on the services and care delivered by these front line agencies.

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