Thanks to the Borderline Personality Disorder Collaborative (BPD Co), the MHCSA is offering our grants program of between $500 and $2000 to support promotional activities during the first week of October for BPD Awareness Week (October 1-7). 

Borderline Personality Awareness Week

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a common and serious mental illness affecting between one and four percent of the population. BPD Awareness Week was established in 2014 as a result of consumer, carer and clinician advocacy to provide a time for acknowledgement and recognition to reduce prejudice and discrimination against people with BPD. BPD Week presents a powerful opportunity to demystify a complex mental health challenge and raise awareness during Mental Health Month. 

Grant Program

Funding applications are invited from mental health service providers, community organisations, creative collectives, and individuals, for activities and events to be held from October 1-7 in South Australia that aim to:

  • Bring consumers and carers together in celebration of the strengths and resilience of people living with BPD
  • Raise awareness and combat stigma associated with BPD
  • Build connection and a sense of belonging to a broader community of people affected by BPD
  • Celebrate the theme of BPD Awareness Week 2022: ‘See the Person’

The maximum amount available for each application is $2000. Projects that demonstrate collaboration, partnership with, and participation from a number of organisations in one area and projects that demonstrate leadership by and co-design alongside community members with lived experience of Borderline Personality Disorder (including carers) will be well regarded. Demonstration of strong in-kind and/or cash contributions from the applicant and partners will also benefit your application. Funding is not available for ongoing program delivery that would be seen to be part of normal service delivery of applicant organisations. 

Promotional activities that cater to the following groups in the BPD community will be prioritised: 

  • Young people aged 12 to 25 years
  • Parents of children under three years
  • People living in regional areas
  • People in the criminal justice system
  • First Nations communities.

Examples of promotional activities include: 

  • Lunches, dinners, morning & afternoon teas
  • Festivals, expos & stalls 
  • Seminar & webinars 
  • Art exhibitions
  • Theatre or music productions
  • Spoken word poetry, storytelling or comedy nights 
  • Writing, painting, photography or music workshops
  • Film screenings
  • Artist panels or creative presentations
  • Murals and installations
  • Pottery or crafting events
  • Gardening gatherings
  • Zine-shares.

Applicants are encouraged to develop activities that communicate with the general public.

The allocation process will aim to ensure good coverage across metropolitan Adelaide, and all regions of country SA.

Please note: Given we are still working in the COVID-19 era, the MHCSA have considered a range of contingencies as we plan this year’s Mental Health Month. BPD Awareness Week Grants applications must include whether or not your event is likely to be impacted by COVID-19 restrictions, and how you will take this into account in your planning. 



BPD Awareness Week Grant application forms are available here. Simply complete and email or post to MHCSA by 5pm Friday 22nd July 2022. 

The assessment process may include shortlisted applicants being contacted for further details. Applicants will be advised by the 5th of August


For more information please contact:


Fiona Gilmore

Mental Health Coalition of SA

P: (08) 8212 8873 



Cathy McLeod Everitt
Service Development Manager

Borderline Personality Disorder Collaborative

P: (08) 7425 6500