Personality disorders

Explains personality disorders, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Your stories

Having a BPD diagnosis - my reality

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

Posted on 21/11/2014

A disordered personality?

Debbie talks about her experience of borderline personality disorder.

Posted on 30/07/2014

"What are you like when you're well?"

Louise talks about how her response when she was asked this question.

Posted on 27/04/2015

Useful contacts

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

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


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 different personality disorders and treatments 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 Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

The Prison Reform Trust

Freephone 0808 802 0060

Write to (no stamp required):
Prison Reform Trust
A charity working to create a just, humane and effective penal system.

This information was published in August 2016. We will revise it in 2019.

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