In 2016 WCHM released a report called Borderline Personality Disorder: Exploring The Lived Experiences Of ACT Women And Service Providers
This research investigated the experiences of women with lived experiences of being diagnosed or labelled with BPD in the ACT and the experiences of service providers who helped and supported them.
One of the key recommendations from the Report was:
That WCHM, in conjunction with ACT Health, the Capital Health Network and other appropriate key stakeholders work to identify opportunities to:
- Develop a resource that allow women and service providers to identify local services that can assist in the recovery from BPD; and
- Develop information that assists women, service providers and other individuals in a woman’s life understand BPD.
WCHM has developed a website which will provide access to resources and information about Borderline Personality Disorder in the ACT to assist women living with BPD and their supporters, and also for service providers.
The content for the website (based on feedback from women) has been developed in partnership with key service providers.
The website was launched on 15 November by the Minister for Mental Health, Shane Rattenbury.