Mental Health Carers ARAFMI NSW Inc in collaboration with the Mental Health Association, invite you to the Third National Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Day Conference to celebrate some good news in mental health.
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a mental disorder that affects peoples’ emotional states. People suffering from BPD can have significant difficulty in relating to and connecting with other people, and the world around them. They may experience severe problems with relationships, identity or sense of self, and the ability to control their own emotions and behaviours. Recurring suicidal tendencies and self-harming impulses can be common.
The Mental Health Commission has been hard at work consulting with carers, consumers and clinicians in the important preliminary work in developing a Strategic Plan for the reform of mental health services in NSW.
One of the first documents produced by the Commission outlining what it sees as the mission for this strategic plan was released on the 1st of May this year (2013).
This is an excellent document which really demonstrates a sound understanding of the issues facing people living with mental illness, their carers and the mental health and other services which are meant to support and assist them.
At Mental Health Carers ARAFMI NSW Inc. (‘ARAFMI’) we are looking at ways of improving our web site and it will help us a lot if you can tell us about your experience of it.
There are no right or wrong answers, and we don’t expect technical details. Just tell us about your own experience of our website and your expectations for what a really good ARAFMI website would look like.
The survey will run for two weeks from Friday 31 May to Friday 14 June.
This is a paper I have written based on my own experience. For the greater part of 20 years, I suffered from drug and alcohol addiction. I, like many others, also suffered the anxieties, the depression, the ups and downs and other mood swings that come along with this lifestyle. The following is not researched from any source; rather it is based purely on my own thoughts and experiences. It is purely a collaboration of my own feelings and personal understanding of this topic.
ARAFMI attended a respite Carer Day at Nature Care College, St Leonards. This event was titled, “Learning to Care for Yourself”. The theme of this days care was health and nutrition. This form of respite care was is a valuable service to deliver to carers and this was a special and unique way to deliver this care.