Call For Mental Health Speakers

Laura Ludowyke coordinates the Mental Health Professionals ‘BPD and Complex Trauma Network’, and we are seeking speakers to run discussions. Click here toJoin the Network

The great news is that you can be located anywhere in the world! We welcome speakers from diverse backgrounds and experiences.

WHAT is the MHPN Network?

The MHPN BPD and Complex Trauma Network is a place where allied health professionals come together to share their knowledge and experiences and to learn from one another. We meet every three months and have a range of disciplines and social service professionals attend. It is a great way to share your research, knowledge and your services!

Our network is dedicated to creating empowering discussions on Borderline Personality Disorder and Complex Trauma, focusing on sharing holistic ways of working collaboratively with this population. We offer a variety of meeting formats, including guest presenters, panel discussions, case study discussions, journal article discussions, reflections on models and theoretical approaches, and trauma-sensitive research methodologies.

We are specifically coming from a lived experience point of view and are trying to challenge misconceptions about the diagnosis to think about it from an environmental, trauma-informed perspective. We are particularly interested in hearing from speakers who can share different ways of working with this population and who have experience with trauma-informed research processes. However, we are open to other topics as well!

Our events are FREE for attendees, and participants earn CPD hours. We meet every 3 months. However, hoping to make this more frequent.

It’s also a great opportunity to get your research out there and make an impact.

To submit your expression of interest to present complete the Speaker Form


Tips for completing the speaker form:

  • Prepare 1 to 2 learning objectives on what you hope the audience will gain/learn/understand from attending. We believe that by setting these objectives, we can ensure that our discussions are focused on meaningful and practical learning for the audience.
  • Consider whether your presentation can be co-produced with a consumer. For example, you may involve the consumer’s voice by asking them for their opinion on your presentation, seeking their feedback or having them co-present. We believe that including the voice of those with lived experience can help to create a more inclusive, evidence-based, and empowering discussion.
  • Consider whether your discussion topic helps encourage reflection, empowering participants with BPD and complex trauma in their recovery.

We encourage all those with an interest to send an email through! We look forward to hearing from you and your proposed discussion topic!

Please email Laura at to get involved.

We look forward to hearing from you and working collaboratively towards creating positive change

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Previous Meetings Include:

Borderline Personality Disorder and Complex Trauma – An Occupational Therapist’s Recovery of BPD – Creating a meaningful and occupational filled life – Laura Ludowyke OT

Thursday, 23 March 2023