*Please note this workshop is designed for for families and friends of people with BPD – not workers This 1-day workshop for families, friends and others who support someone with BPD (or a likely diagnosis of BPD) provides information about BPD and how to best support the person whilst still caring for yourselves. The group will explore a number of educational and practical approaches to learning new skills in the context of a safe environment amongst other carers. Presenters Rita Brown is the Carer Consultant for Spectrum and provides a lived experience of supporting/caring for someone with BPD at a number of Spectrum’s workshops. Rita is a volunteer and board member of the Australian BPD Foundation and a co-facilitator of the Mind Australia BPD Family and Carer Support Group. Peter Fairbanks is a senior social work clinician who has worked at Spectrum since its inception in 1999. Over this time he has worked in various parts of the service including 9 years in treatment services and 6 years as the intake clinician and training coordinator. Recently Peter has moved into providing secondary consultation to services and is part of Spectrum’s new consumer and carer program. Who should register? Family and friends of people with borderline personality disorder. Cost: Free Lunch: A light lunch including a vegetarian selection is provided. Parking: All day parking is available close by at the Melbourne Museum car park on Nicholson Street. Early bird rate for parking is $17.00. Enter before 9.30am, exit after 2.30pm. Enquiries to Rita at Spectrum firstname.lastname@example.org or (03) 8833 3050.
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