Welcome to Borderline Support UK

A group of people talkingBorderline personality disorder is a serious condition that does not discriminate – it can affect anyone. Up to 2% of the population live with BPD. It can have a detrimental effect on all aspects of our lives – our relationships, friendships, education, employment and our general health.

But like with any other medical condition, with the proper treatment and ongoing care, you can recover and live a full, happy and healthy life.

It can take a long time to get from diagnosis to recovery, and sometimes it can feel like this will never end, but there is hope for the future.

We provide information through our website and via email, and we are here to support you in any way we can. We are not a counselling service, but can signpost you to services in your area, or provide information on diagnosis and treatment.

What is Borderline Personality Disorder?

To find out more about BPD and how it is diagnosed, visit our ‘What is BPD?‘ page. If you’d like to know more about the medications commonly prescribed for BPD, you can visit our ‘medications‘ page here. use the menu to the left to find your way around the site.

BPD is also sometimes referred to as emotionally unstable personality disorder (EUPD) – if you visited this site looking for information on BPD or EUPD, you are in the right place. It’s your personal choice which of these terms you want to use, but your mental health care team may use either term. On this website, we mostly use the term ‘borderline personality disorder’.

Getting Support

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Our private online BPD support group can be found on Facebook.

Our UK Support directory provides information on mental health services in counties and regions across the whole of the UK. Simply browse to your area to find support services. The support directory contains links to talking therapy services ran by the NHS, services offered by local charities and a range of other support services.

We have also included links to support services which are not specifically related to mental health but that you might find useful to you.

eLearning

We currently offer a free Peer Support Training course, no registration is necessary and you can learn at your own pace. From 1st July 2022 we will be offering an Introduction to DBT course, with over 100 lessons with videos, worksheets and exercises throughout. Find out more on our eLearning page.

If you need to talk to someone

We don’t yet provide a support service, but if you need someone to talk to there are people available. Call the Samaritans 24/7 on 116123.

Get Involved

If you’d like to get involved in what we do, please visit our ‘volunteering‘ or ‘trusteeship‘ pages. We are volunteer-led, and are a non-profit with no paid staff, and are always grateful to those who want to volunteer with us. If you would like to share your story, we would love to hear from you.

Recovery

In our recovery section you will find details on the recovery process, as well as some wellbeing information such as yoga and meditation videos.

And if you have any queries, or suggestions for the site, please contact us – we’d love to hear from you.