Treatment Guidelines


Project Air Strategy Treatment Guidelines for Personality Disorders (2015)

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These Treatment Guidelines have been developed by Project Air Strategy to assist services and practitioners working with personality disorders.

Project Air Strategy Brief Intervention Manual (2015)

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This Brief Intervention Manual has been developed by Project Air Strategy for Personality Disorders. It is designed to assist services and practitioners implement an integrative relational step-down model of care. It helps to plan care, manage clients in crisis, deliver brief interventions, and connect with carers.

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This guideline has been developed by Project Air Strategy as an intervention for clinicians working with young people with complex mental health issues, including personality disorder, trauma history, self-harm and suicidal behaviour and difficulties with affect, identity and relationships.


Project Air Strategy Parenting with Personality Disorder Intervention (2015)

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Parenting with personality disorder intervention: A manual for health professionals - is designed by the Project Air Strategy to provide a brief parenting intervention for mental health workers to assist people with personality disorders to strengthen and enhance their parenting skills.

Project Air Strategy Family, Partner and Carer Intervention Manual for Personality Disorders (2016)

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This manual is designed for working with families, partners and carers of people with personality disorder, emerging personality disorder, symptoms or traits.

Project Air Strategy Schools, Teachers & Students - Working with young people with complex mental health issues. Understanding and responding to emerging personality disorder, trauma history, self-harm and suicidal behaviour and difficulties with identity, emotions and relationships (2016)

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This guide was therefore designed with the motto: “For any teacher, anywhere”. It is hoped that any person working in the education system engaging in regular communication with young people experiencing mental health difficulties will find this guide useful when they require extra support and information. This includes teachers, support teachers, year advisors, deputy principals, principals, school counsellors and psychologists. Project Air Strategy for Schools aims to provide education staff with information and tools to work effectively with young people that are experiencing a personality disorder or are presenting with emerging symptoms by offering an evidence-based approach that promotes early intervention within the school environment.

This guideline was developed with the support of the New South Wales Department of Education and NSW Ministry of Health.

Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Borderline Personality Disorder (2013)

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Federal Minister for Mental Health, Mark Butler released the BPD Guidelines on 15th March 2013 in Canberra. These are the first NHMRC Guidelines for this important mental health disorder that affects over a million Australians, with an estimated prevalence of 5.9% of the population. Approximately one third of all people admitted to mental health hospitals have a personality disorder or related condition. The guidelines recommend the widespread use of psychological treatments, the involvement of families and carers and the promotion of positive attitudes towards this condition as it responds well to specific treatments. Recommendations from the Project Air Strategy feature prominently in the guidelines, emphasising the relevance and value of the strategy in promoting quality treatment and increasing hope in those with the disorder.

View the NHMRC BPD Guidelines at: 

A modified DBT group therapy manual.
Mission Australia - Triple Care Farm and the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education are pleased to be able to provide a group therapy program for working with young people with substance misuse issues and other complex needs.
Clinician manual (Facilitators)
Client manual (Regulator skills workbook)
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Last reviewed: 8 April, 2019

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