Know Your Rights

It can be challenging to know your rights and find the right support when dealing with a mental health condition such as borderline personality disorder. Here are some useful resources.

The Mental Health Act

The Mental Health Act is a legislation that outlines the legal procedures for detaining people in a mental health facility, commonly referred to as ‘sectioning’, when their mental health poses a risk to themselves and others.

This legislation covers the assessment, treatment and rights of people who are being detained due to a mental health condition. It is important for you and your loved ones to be aware of your rights when being detained.

Find out more on the NHS website here.

Finances: Benefits and Debt

Managing finances can become more challenging when dealing with mental health issues, which can have a detrimental impact on your mental wellbeing.

If you are facing difficulties relating toh debt, outstanding bills and payments, or need help with applying for benefits, there are several places who can help you, and let you know what your rights and options are.

Citizens advice: call 0800 144 8848 or visit They offer free, confidential advice on your rights, housing, finances, legal issues and more. Call 0800 138 7777 or visit They provide free and impartial money advice.