Surviving Christmas, Rachel Smith – November 2020 Sanctuary Meeting –

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Our guest speaker was Rachel Smith. Rachel is a mental health nurse working in SA Health, Country. She is very knowledgeable and passionate about BPD.

I know Christmas and other celebrations are so often a hard time for the people we care for so we asked Rachel to speak about what we can do to help them feel validated rather than overwhelmed. At the same time, because we know our loved ones so often find these celebrations hard to manage, we too are stressed and anxious as the time grows closer. I certainly am, and am usually so glad when Christmas etc is over.

Rachel gave us some great tips to develop a plan to make the day more manageable and so, more enjoyable for us all.

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