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Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)

Explains what dialectical behaviour therapy is, who it can help, what happens during therapy and how to access it.

Mind's services

  • Helplines – our Infolines provide information and support by phone, email and text.
  • Local Minds – provide face-to-face services, such as talking therapies, peer support and advocacy, across England and Wales.
  • Elefriends – our supportive online community for anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

Other organisations

Behavioral Tech
Official DBT website. Provides information and resources aimed at professionals.

DBT Self Help
User-led website. Provides DBT information and resources.

User-led self-harm guidance and support network.

Middle Path
User-led website with information on BPD and DBT.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Produces guidelines on best practice in healthcare.

Information about health problems and treatments, including details of local NHS services in England.

Refer Self Counselling Psychotherapy Practice (RSCPP)
Searchable directory of therapists and psychologists.


116 123 (freephone)
[email protected]
PO Box 90 90
Stirling FK8 2SA

Open 24/7 for anyone who needs to talk. You can visit some branches in person. They also have a Welsh Language Line on 0300 123 3011 (7pm–11pm every day).

This information was published in April 2017. We will revise it in 2020.

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