Outer Eastern Borderline Personality Disorder Carers Support Group

Are you caring for a loved one with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder?

Caring for a loved one with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) can often be challenging and overwhelming.

Meeting with other Carers who share your experience can be reassuring and informative.

We invite you to join the Outer Eastern BPD Carers Support Group in 2022. Support groups help to overcome feelings of stigma and isolation, gain access to services and resources, and provide respite and support.

Learn through the experience of others, sharing ideas, gaining insight into the disorder and meeting with experienced Carer Peers.

Guidelines for participants

Please understand that this group is a Self Help group, facilitating staff are not acting as counsellors in the group. The facilitator’s role is to provide an opportunity for Carers to gather and discuss their caring role in a safe and supportive environment. At times guest speakers (of relevant topics) will be invited to the group.

Attendance is optional and flexible, just attend whenever is suitable for you.

Your privacy is important and confidentiality is essential. What is said in the group stays in the group. Silence is acceptable, no one needs to say anything they do not wish to say.

If the meetings raise difficult issues please contact your GP or mental health professional.

Group details

Location: Coonara House – 22 Willow Road, Upper Ferntree Gully

Please note: Coonara House enact a Covidsafe plan which means all attendees must be double vaccinated to attend.

Dates: Meetings held on the third Monday of the month from 1pm – 3pm.

  • 17th January 2022
  • 21st February 2022
  • 21st March 2022
  • 16th May 2022
  • 18th July 2022
  • 15th August 2022
  • 19th September 2022
  • 17th October 2022
  • 21st November 2022

Please note: that there is no meeting in April and December 2022.

Contact

For more information, please contact David Neef via 0408 981 206 or at dneef@each.com.au.

The Outer Eastern BPD Carers Support Group is proudly supported by EACH, Eastern Health and Knox City Council.

Further Support

Some useful phone numbers:

  • Emergency: Police & Ambulance (24 hrs) – 000
  • Lifeline telephone counselling (24 hrs) – 13 11 14
  • Carer Gateway (24 hrs) – 1800 422 737
  • Suicide call back service (24 hrs) – 1300 659 467
  • Kids Helpline (24 hrs) – 1800 55 1800
  • Beyond Blue (24 hrs) – 1300 224 636
  • 1800 respect (24 hrs) – 1800 737 732
  • EACH (9am – 5pm) – 1300 00 3224
  • Mind carer helpline (9am – 5pm Mon – Fri) – 1300 554 660
  • Parentline Victoria (8am – midnight) – 13 22 89
  • Spectrum (9am – 5pm) – 8413 8750
  • Carers Vic (9am – 5pm) – 1800 514 845
  • SANE Help Centre (10am – 10pm) – 1800 187 263
  • Tandem Carers (9am – 5pm) – 1800 314 325
  • Head to help (8.30am – 5pm) – 1800 595 212
  • VMCH Carer Support (9am – 5pm) – 1800 036 377

 

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