The Women’s Centre for Health Matters (WCHM) is a non-government organisation, funded by ACT Health, that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of women in the ACT. WCHM is dedicated to providing information for all concerned members of the borderline personality disorder (BPD) community in the ACT and surrounding regions. BPD is a gendered disorder because of the difference in biology, psychology and social factors. Improving women’s mental health is intimately tied to improving her wellbeing and productivity as well as the mental health and wellbeing of her family and general community. This website was developed to ease the information-seeking and raise awareness of BPD.
This website was developed in response to the findings of the WCHM’s 2016 research on BPD: Exploring the Lived Experiences ACT Women and Service Providers “Not a Label. More than a Diagnosis.”
To assist all those affected by BPD: people with lived experience, family, friends, carers of people with BPD and those working with BPD.
Know BPD. No Stigma.
Often the first place we seek information is the web and there is a lot of misinformation out there, especially for BPD. This web page has two purposes: to provide up to date evidence-based information on BPD relevant to ACT, and to reduce stigma.
Click here to see upcoming and past events about BPD in the ACT.