Advocacy & Support for

Borderline Personality Disorder
& Complex Trauma

Living with & Parenting with BPD

BPD Awareness Week 2016 - Never Stop Trying 

Hannah Dee and Rose Cuff in conversation about Living and Parenting with BPD

A video clip prepared for BPD Awareness Week 2016




 Parenting and BPD: Information session with Rose Cuff and Hannah Dee 

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 Strategy Parenting with a Personality Disorder

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

 COPMI (Children of Parents with a Mental Illness) 

includes a section for parents, kids & young people, families & friends and professionals (not BPD specific)

A number of helpful fact sheets:

My Child's care plan

Helping mothers in the perinatal period

Building your support networks: a guide for parents living with mental illness

The perinatal period: trauma and families