Why Join: Clinicians

Did you know?

  • There is little high quality research available for working with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).
  • Few studies focuses primarily on the powerful role of occupational therapy based interventions when working with BPD.
  • Consumer perspectives have not been involved in evaluating the the therapy treatment they receive.
  • Approximately 26% of individuals who present to the Emergency Department, due to a mental health crisis are people with BPD (Greyner, 2015).
  • High rates of BPD are demonstrated within the adult inpatient setting (24-43%) and outpatient settings (23%) (Greyner, 2015)
  • BPD is commonly misunderstood and the most stigmatised mental health diagnosis amongst health clinicians.
  • Despite this BPD is treatable and recovery gains can be made!

Become a Leader of Change! By joining you are saying ‘Yes’ to:

  • Learning how to partner alongside your clients.
  • To becoming a change agent in understanding the consumers perspectives as a valuable and reliable source of expertise and knowledge.
  • To learning strategies to look after your own health when providing care.
  • To recognising and identifying how to work from a trauma informed perspective.
  • To raising the awareness and knowledge of others surrounding mental health conditions.

Topics included

OT for BPD focuses on providing evidenced based resources for a range of mental health conditions including:

  • Anxiety
  • Back Pain
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Burnout
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Mental and physical well being
  • Migraines
  • OCD
  • Perfectionism
  • Self-Harm
  • Stress
  • Suicide
  • Stress
  • Trauma

Other topics OT for BPD focuses on includes:

  • Supporting Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students in completing higher education degrees
  • Supporting clinical supervisors in the education of Culturally and Linguistic Diverse Students
  • Providing emotional and practical support to health care students in obtaining their degree

So, What do You get?

  • 100+ Evidenced based blogs on the most effective treatment approaches for working in mental health
  • Critical reviews of current evidence
  • Access to live webinars delivered by occupational therapists and consumers
  • Relevant and client sensitive practice resources Developed by consumer clinicians
  • Easy to download fact sheets for clients
  • Join our community forum with other students and clinicians worldwide
  • Advice and support on becoming an effective clinical supervisor to students
  • Strategies to support students with mental health conditions and those from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds
  • Have your mental health service, practice listed in our directory

And much more to come in 2020!