Hannah Dee and Rose Cuff in conversation about Living and Parenting with BPD
A video clip prepared for BPD Awareness Week 2016
Being a parent and having a diagnosis of BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) raises many challenges.
What are the challenges and difficulties of parenting with BPD?
How are children affected, and how can they be helped?
What can they understand?
In this informative video Rose and Hannah will offer some guidance from the perspectives of a clinician and a person with lived experience.
Rose is an Occupational Therapist who has worked in child, adolescent and adult mental health services since 1986. She supports families where a parent has a mental illness through direct clinical practice, creating and implementing peer support and group programs, developing resources and conducting training and research. She now works as the statewide FaPMI (Families where a Parent has a Mental Illness) Co-ordinator.
Hannah Dee is an author, consumer consultant, advocate and speaker and parent of three boys. She also has a diagnosis of BPD. She is passionate about helping to lift the stigma and bias surrounding mental illness
An information evening from the Victorian Branch
Project Air's Parenting with Personality Disorder Intervention, treatment manual, fact sheets and video are now available. The program was awarded first place in the scientific research prizes at the European Society for the Study of Personality Disorders congress held in Vienna Austria in September 2016 with the citation that "integrating this intervention into current treatment programs will protect children and contribute to the prevention of intergenerational transmission of the disorder".
Download the research paper here
includes a section for parents, kids & young people, families & friends and professionals (not BPD specific)
A number of helpful fact sheets: