News & events

We advise you to check in here regularly to hear about important upcoming events, including our annual personality disorders conference, Project Air workshops and online training opportunities, new resources and research findings.

Project Air has a number of e-learning resources for health professionals.

Staying connected when emotions run high workshops

Suitable for:   Families and carers
Organisers:    Dr Annemaree Bickerton (Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatrist) and Toni Garretty (Clinical Coordinator) Family and Carer Mental Health Program
Cost:   Free
More Info:  contact Toni Garretty Phone 02 4220 7919 

Me and my relationships

A 12 week program that assists carers to overcome interpersonal problems and build stronger & healthier relationships with others, in particular the person they provide support to.

Where: University of Wollongong & ARAFMI Illawarra
Suitable for: Carers
Organiser: University of Wollongong
Cost: Free
More Info: Flyer for me and my relationships program (pdf 137kb)

Family connections program

Designed to provide parents, spouses, adult children and siblings the knowledge and skills that will be helpful to them for their own wellbeing in living with a relative with BPD.

When: Call 02 4283 3993 or 02 4283 3499 for dates
Suitable for: parents, spouses, adult children & siblings of person with BPD
Organiser: ARAFMI Illawarra
Cost: Free
More Info: Flyer for family connections program (pdf 719kb)

Personality disorder carer support groups

Support groups for carers who support a loved one living with Personality Disorder’s and want to share experiences and strategies on positive caring in NSW & ACT.

When: 1st Tuesday of the month 5.30pm to 7.30pm 
Suitable for: Carers and family members of people with a Personality Disorder
Organiser: ARAFMI Illawarra
Contact:  02 4283 3993 or 02 4283 3499
Cost:  Free
More Info:
  Flyer for NSW personality disorder carer support groups (pdf 968kb)

Where: Carers ACT, 80 Beaurepaire Crescent, Holt ACT 
When: 1st Monday of the month 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Suitable for: Carers and family members of people with a Personality Disorder
Contact: 0415 111 894 
Cost: Free
More Info: Flyer for ACT personality disorder carer support groups (pdf 132kb)

Register and submit an abstract to present

Project Air’s 17th International meeting will be inside the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders Congress, 1-3 November 2023 in Sydney.

More about the congress

Past conference programs and presentations

What’s happening now

Save the date: The 18th International Treatment of Personality Disorder Conference will be held 1-2 November 2024 at the University of Wollongong, Australia. A Lived Experience Day will precede the conference on 31 October 2024. More details to follow.

Project Air Carers - A new free e-learning program for families, partners, friends and others supporting a person with personality disorder.

Free online group therapy program - places available. Contact for information pack.