Helpful tips for working with BPD clients

The best memories I have of my admissions are the times when I have been able to listen to my nurse’s story and laugh together as we shared why he/she wanted to become a nurse, what their interests are, their pets, and about their culture.

A Huge Day For BPD

Occupational Therapy Lecturer opens up about her life with Borderline Personality Disorder and how her teachers helped her access help

Are you fit to practice?

Fitness to Practice as a studentFrom Ozias 🐧 Speaking as someone who had a few Fitness to Practice reviews while doing my undergrad, and am now facing one as a postgrad, I know how terrifying this process can be. And it can evoke a lot of anger and resentment towards uni too, and that’s important toContinue reading “Are you fit to practice?”

Anatomy of a Dialectical Behaviour Therapy group session

Currently I’m attending a 20-week Dialectical Behaviour Therapy group class. I’ll be blogging about my experiences and what I learn.

Activities to do when you are angry

Anger is a valid and vital emotion for looking after ourselves. It lets us know that we have been hurt, our boundaries have not been respected or our needs have not been met. Anger is also a common symptom of experiencing trauma, feeling invalidated and misheard. It is important that we learn how to releaseContinue reading “Activities to do when you are angry”

The 2020 Growing Together Program

OT for BPD is developing its first learning program! The 2020 Growing Together is a set of modules (lessons) whereby we learn about what makes up mental health and how we can enhance our life to live with increased purpose and meaningfulness.

Why Blog as an Occupational Therapy Student?

10 reasons why you should blog as an occupational therapy student!

A powerful therapeutic conversation

Conversations to have with someone who has relapsed. How to help a mental health patient see their strengths amongst chaos