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

Borderline Arts
Uses the arts to raise awareness of borderline personality disorder.

The Consortium for Therapeutic Communities
Provides a directory of therapeutic communities in the UK.


0300 123 6600
Free 24-hour national drugs helpline.

User-led organisation for people who self-harm, and their friends and families.

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)

0808 801 0331
(freephone, Monday–Thursday 10am–9pm and Friday 10am–6pm)
Support for adult survivors of any type of childhood abuse, including local support groups.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Information and clinical guidelines on recommended treatments for different conditions, including BPD.

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

NHS 111

Call: 111
Advice in England when you need medical help fast but it's not an emergency.

NHS Direct Wales

0845 46 47
Advice in Wales when you need medical help fast but it’s not an emergency.

Personality disorder
Website commissioned by the UK department of health.


116 123 (freephone)
PO Box 90 90
Stirling FK8 2SA
24-hour emotional support for anyone struggling to cope.


This information was published in January 2018. We will revise it in 2021.

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