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Mental Health & Addictions Service

Programmes

Family Connections

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whanau support, Community based support - mental health

Regions

Bay of Plenty

Age Groups

Adult

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Give our staff a call if you would like more information on the programme (07 577 1457).

Description

Family Link staff facilitate a twelve week (one evening per week) 'Family Connections' programme for family and whanau who have a loved one experiencing Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). The Family Connections programme is free to participants, is facilitated by trained staff, and includes teachings about:

  • Rights of relatives,
  • Criteria of BPD,
  • Dysregulation,
  • Basic assumptions,
  • Research,
  • Important considerations,
  • Treatment settings,
  • Types of treatment,
  • Co-occurring problems,
  • Stressors,
  • Emotional sensitivity/reactivity,
  • Environmental factors,
  • Stigma,
  • Relationship mindfulness,
  • Family environment skills,
  • Validation skills
  • Radical Acceptance
  • Problem management skills.

Contact Details

  • Ext 1: Karen Potter

    Family and Whanau Fieldworker & Supporting Families Healthy Children Fieldworker

  • Ext 2: Trish Thobis

    Family and Whanau Fieldworker

  • Ext 3: Brian Thomas

    Family Link Trust Manager

17th Avenue West
Tauranga South
Tauranga
Bay Of Plenty 3112

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Street Address

17th Avenue West
Tauranga South
Tauranga
Bay Of Plenty 3112

Postal Address

PO Box 15244
Tauranga

This page was last updated at 1:34PM on May 7, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Family Link.