From Stigma to Strength – 7th Annual BPD Conference

Last week, professionals from the mental health sector, members of the community, carers and people with lived experience converged on Perth for the 7th annual Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Conference.

The conference was hosted by the Western Australian Association for Mental Health and the Australian Borderline Personality Disorder Foundation.

Neami was a silver sponsor of the event, and held a stall there.

There were several keynote addresses in the morning, including Professor Andrew Chanen from Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, who discussed “Building a healthcare system response to Borderline Personality Disorder.” Two other keynotes gave carer and consumer perspectives and insights.

The afternoon saw concurrent workshops and panel discussions around a variety of topics related to BPD, including more carer, consumer and clinical perspectives. A networking event was held in the afternoon, giving delegates a chance to mingle and exchange ideas and information. 

Several Neami staff attended the conference. 


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