Borderline Support UK is a national user-led organisation which promotes the use of lived experience and peer support to be there for anyone affected in any way by BPD, enabling them to live their lives to the fullest. We believe that no person affected by BPD should have to face this illness alone. We believe that people experiencing mental distress because of their BPD can direct their own journey towards wellbeing and recovery, to live a full life with improved mental health. We want to see a world where everyone living with BPD gets the support, treatment options and respect that they deserve.
Borderline 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. 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’.
We provide an advisory service, we can provide you with information on services in your local area. We also have a closed, confidential online BPD support group, which 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.
We currently offer a free Peer Support Training course, no registration is necessary and you can learn at your own pace. We also offer an Introduction to DBT course, with over 100 lessons with videos, worksheets, assessments 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.
If you’d like to get involved in what we do, please visit our volunteering 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.