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Project Air Strategy for Personality Disorders

Project Air Strategy for Personality Disorders seeks to support better treatment for personality disorders in NSW.

Project Air Strategy for Personality Disorders was established as a partnership between the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute at the University of Wollongong, the NSW Ministry for Health and Local NSW Health Districts. The Project engages with the communities, families, carers, consumers and health and drug and alcohol services.

Their aim is to enhance treatment options for people with Personality Disorder and their families and carers, and support the development of personality disorder-inclusive health services.

To meet these aims, Project Air Strategy offers a range of services including:

  • resources to support people with personality disorders, their family members and carers
  • evidence based training and consultation for health professionals, services and organisations who work with people with personality disorders
  • resources to support health professionals in their work with people with personality disorder, their families and carers

Project Air Strategy also conducts research to further improve understanding of personality disorders and improve treatment outcomes.

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Last reviewed: September 2019

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Connecting with children at different ages

Parenting works best when it matches the child’s age and needs.

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How does personality disorder impact on parenting?

Parenting may be more difficult when people with personality disorder are experiencing a stressful time or are feeling unwell.

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Mindful parenting during child play time

Sometimes when life is stressful and chaotic, it can be difficult to keep a child in mind. Mindful parenting is focusing all attention on the child and their perspective.

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Parenting with personality disorder

Parents keep their child in mind, but this can be hard when there is a mental illness getting in the way.

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Strengthening attachment: For Parents and Caregivers

From the beginning of life a child has an inbuilt strong need to be close and form attachments to others.

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Talking to children about personality disorder

Talking to children about personality disorder is a way to increase shared communication and understanding within the family.

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Creating safety: setting limits with children

An important part of parenting is to ensure safety in the family by setting limits. Setting firm but kind limits helps children to feel that they are cared for and helps them manage their feelings and behaviours.

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Understanding and responding to children’s feelings when personality disorder gets in the way

The patterns in the way we communicate through words and behaviour can influence the way others respond to us. With personality disorder communication can become difficult, and messages sent can be misunderstood by others.

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