Authors: Michelle Blanchard, Elise Carrotte
Event: 2018 TheMHS Conference
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: SANE Australia was engaged by the National Mental Health Commission from December 2017 to May 2018 to conduct a research project, which aims to understand how best to meet the needs of Australians living with personality disorder. This project is designed to consolidate and extend existing work in this field. The project included: 1. The preparation of a discussion paper examining the prevalence of personality disorders in Australia and identifying evidence-based approaches to prevention; early intervention; treatment; and support for recovery and relapse prevention. 2. Engagement with Australians living with personality disorders and their families, friends and other support persons, to explore their experiences with prevention; early intervention; treatment; and support for recovery and relapse prevention through a small qualitative study. 3. An environmental scan of key activities relating to improving wellbeing for people living with personality disorders and support persons in Australia. 4. Provision of key recommendations for improving services and clinical practice in this context. This presentation will focus on the findings from this research and explore recommendations for improving services and clinical practice for people living with personality disorder.