National Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Conference 2017
Perth, WA 18 October 2017
A first for Western Australia
The National Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) conference draws on a strong history of successful national events around Australia, and October 2017 marks the inaugural Western Australian event.
We expect to draw delegates from every corner of Australia to this landmark event, and represent a significant step forward for the advancement of knowledge, awareness and services for this complex mental illness.
The 2017 conference is being organised as a partnership between the Australian BPD Foundation and the WA Association for Mental Health.
The conference provides an opportunity for clinicians, practitioners, consumers and carers/family members from across Australia to come together to collaborate, share information and educate the wider community.
For more information about past conferences, see:
We are currently seeking one consumer and one family member/carer with a lived experience of BPD, to be a member of the Conference Reference Group (CRG).
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a complex and poorly understood mental illness.
One of the most stigmatised mental health conditions, it can create great distress for those experiencing it along with families, partners and carers.
With a higher rate of self-injury than any other group, people with BPD also have a one in ten rate of dying through suicide. Even among clinicians, myths persist about BPD being untreatable, resulting in many people with this diagnosis being turned away from public mental health services.
The good news is that more than 40 years of scientific research and therapeutic innovation show robust evidence that BPD is eminently treatable. People with BPD can and do make a full recovery.
The National BPD Conference plays a major role in correcting damaging myths and replacing stigma with replaced by a more positive evidence-driven outlook.
Apply to join the Reference Group for this conference. Applications close 24 April 2017.
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