We are Borderline Support UK, and we exist to provide information and support to anyone affected by Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), which is sometimes also called Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD).
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.
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 BPD?
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.
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 recently launched a trial of our ‘social prescribing program, which we hope to launch early next year. To find out more, or to get involved in the trial, please visit our social prescribing page.
If you’d like to suggest a service to be included in the directory, please do get in touch with us.
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 or text 85258 to message with a trained volunteer at SHOUT anytime.
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.
And if you have any queries, or suggestions for the site, please contact us – we’d love to hear from you.