TUESDAY May 2nd; 7.00pm -Victorian Pride Centre, 79-81 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda
Last year, the University of Melbourne conducted research for BPD Community on the concept of Relational Support and undertook an evaluation of the Family & Friends Group. The results of the research are significant in providing BPD Community and others who work with BPD insight into the importance of relational support as a way to support recovery for people with BPD.
This Information Night recommences our program of Info Nights for our community with a focus on this research. The research project's lead researcher and an author of the project's report, Dr. Anneliese Spiteri-Staines Ph.D will present the report's findings to our community in the Conference Room of the Victorian Pride Centre, 79-81 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda from 7pm on Tuesday 2nd May.
We hope that you can join us for this important event. You can book by clicking on the Book Here option above or the image to the right.
Every year in BPD Awareness Week, members of our BPD Community meet and celebrate,
and this year we will celebrate in person again!
Just the thought of being able to be together warms the cockles of our hearts. And there is lots of news to share, and stories to tell. It will be so good to each other, so much has happened.
I looked in on the planning session and saw Rebecca Perich telling her story of recovery and it promises to be a powerful presentation. There will be all the news of what's been happening at BPD Community since we last met - and a lot has been happening!
It will be so good to see the old faces again and to meet the new ones! So exciting.
Your founding chairperson, Barb Mullen, will present a brief report on the achievements of the past year and will foreshadow expectations of what is to come at BPD Community.
We are coming out of Covid a stronger organisation than before. Barb will update us on how much we have grown and how much we can represent the interests and needs of people with lived experience of BPD.
A story of recovery
As we do every year, we highlight the story of recovery for someone with BPD. This year we are proud to present Rebecca Perich who will perform a spoken word that deals with a part of her journey of recovery. It promises to be powerful.
Rebecca is a talented dramaturge: a playwright, performer and director who came to Australia from Venezuela. Her story of her experience with BPD is one that everyone with lived experience can relate to. In our community we understand.
the director of lived experience
Mary O'Hagan has moved from New Zealand where she was instrumental in leading change in the mental health system there, representing the voice of lived experience. She joined the new Mental Health and Wellbeing unit of the Dept of Health almost a year ago.
Mary can update us on the progress of the reforms being introduced in Victoria and how the voice of lived experience is heard.