Borderline personality disorder

Explains borderline personality disorder (BPD), including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Your stories

A disordered personality?

Debbie talks about her experience of borderline personality disorder.

Posted on 30/07/2014

Borderline Personality Disorder: receiving a diagnosis

Lucy blogs for us about her experience of receiving a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder.

Posted on 12/09/2014

Having a BPD diagnosis - my reality

Rebecca's account of being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.

Posted on 21/11/2014

Useful contacts

The Consortium for Therapeutic Communities

Provides a directory of therapeutic communities in the UK.


Elefriends is a friendly, supportive online community for people experiencing a mental health problem.


Service user-led organisation supporting all people affected by personality disorder including service users, carers, family and friends.


0300 123 6600

Free 24-hour national drugs helpline.

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)

0808 801 0331 (freephone from landline and mobiles)

A charity supporting adult survivors of any form of childhood abuse. Provides a support line and local support services.

NHS Choices

Provides information on treatments for BPD which are available through the NHS.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Produces guidelines on best practice in health care, including recommended treatments for BPD.

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