Family and friends workshops

Family and friends workshops (click on dates to book)

Learning about borderline personality disorder (BPD): A 4-week evening series for families and friends

    This 4-week series of evening workshops is an opportunity for families and friends to learn about borderline personality disorder (BPD) and how to best support a loved one with BPD whilst still attending to your own needs. 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 and/or concerned loved ones.

     Presenters: Rita Brown is a 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.


    Learning about borderline personality disorder (BPD): A 1-day workshop for families and friends

    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.

    Register  at https://learning-about-bpd.eventbrite.com.au

    Enquiries to Rita at Spectrum spectrumtraining@easternhealth.org.au or (03) 8833 3050.



    INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPANTS

    Times: All full day workshops run from 9.30am-4.30pm.

    Fees: Unless otherwise stated, half day workshops cost $110 including GST, 1-day workshops cost $220 including GST and 2-day workshops cost $440 including GST.

    Refreshments: Lunch, morning and afternoon tea are included in full day training price. Light refreshments will be served at evening workshops.

    Parking: All day parking is available close by at the Melbourne Museum car park. Early bird rate for parking is $17.00. Enter before 9.30am, exit after 2.30pm.

    Cancellation policy: If your circumstances change and you can no longer attend this event after you have registered please email training@turningpoint.org.au no later than one (1) week prior to the event to cancel and/or be issued with a full refund. A refund will not be issued if notification has not been received within this time frame and you will be required to pay for the event.

    General enquiries:  Please contact Spectrum on 8833 3050 or email spectrumtraining@easternhealth.org.au