About Our Team

Tess Linton, CEO and Founder of CALIA.

Tess Linton

Tess is passionate about  mental health and wellbeing, and in particular, borderline personality disorder. She wants to promote positive conversations about BPD and end the myths surrounding the condition. She has lived experience of BPD, and the stigma and discrimination attached to the diagnosis. She wants to see more awareness of the condition, and an end to the stigma which ruins lives.

She was moved to start CALIA by the lack of specific support for people in the UK, and their families, who are affected by borderline personality disorder. She wants to see a world where everyone affected by borderline personality disorder is treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. 

Board of Directors

We are a new non-profit, formed in 2020, and we are still hiring our board of directors. If you are interested in joining us, and being part of our life-changing work, you can find out more about the role and how to apply here.


We are currently hiring volunteers to help us in our work, if you would like to work with us visit our volunteering page to find out more.

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