A collection of resources to help support your mental well-being during these challenging times
Numerous organisations (and individuals) are publishing a variety of resources to support peoples mental health during this period of uncertainty and anxiety around COVID-19.
We hope you find some of these helpful and rather than focussing on 'social distancing' reframe to 'physical distancing with social connection'. Together we are living through 'history'. Please choose whatt is helpful for you and reach out if you feel you need help - and also reach out to support others.
Please try to look after yourself and others during this challenging time.
For more resources specific for BPD please vist our "Support For" Pages
Here, we will aim to focus on resources of particular relevance to BPD.
Mahlie has uploaded a Drawing for Distress Tolerance workship in 4 parts. This is an arts based workshop created by Mahlie, originally for a face to face format. Her goal is to work with people to use art to regulate emotions, tolerate distress and find positive solutions to these challenges.
Part 1 - Intro, about Mahlie and Continuous Line Drawing
For more info and resources: Graphics For Good insta: @graphicsforgood
A post on The Mighty Why the Coronavirus Is Triggering My Fear of Abandonment
Carissa from Embracing BPD shares some DBT skills and tools to help manage distress during this challenging time. Watch here
Fact Sheets and informatin designed to help you help yourself and more general resources from Equally Welll
Ways to Support Ourselves and family members who have
Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation - a webinar from NEA BPD. NB This webinar is aimed towards carers and some people with BPD may find some of the language blaming.
Living with worry and anxiety amidst global uncertainty Download pdf
A useful set of resources to support work in the era of COVID-19: (from the Australian Psychological Association)
• Tips for coping with coronavirus anxiety
• Maintaining your mental health during social isolation
• Coronavirus (COVID-19) anxiety and staying mentally healthy
• Official sources (reliable sources of information on COVID-19)
Helping the Helpers. Dr. Blaise Aguirre offers strategies from dialectical behavior therapy to help mental health professionals and health care workers from all disciplines cope with the challenges they are facing during COVID-19. Webinar
Clinician Self-Care in the Time of COVID-19 - Blaise Aguirre, MD, offered strategies from dialectical behavior therapy to help mental health professionals and health care workers from all disciplines cope with the challenges they are facing during COVID-19. Webinar
Information sheet from CEED in regards to how Covid-19 may uniquely impact those people with Eating Disorders (and often co-occuring with BPD) For people with Lived Experience and Carers For clinicians
CoviBook for kids - an activity book for kids explaining the pandemic in a simplified way Download pdf
From FaPMI (Eastern Health Melbourne) - Autumn edition of their newsletter which has some tips for talking to children about the coronavirus and a great list of ideas to do at home now that holiday school programs and activities have been cancelled.
This list has been collated for Home Schooling Children. It includes a number of links of live webcams for zoos around the world, museums, virtual field trips etc. Download here