Welcome to CALIA

We are dedicated to supporting anyone in the UK (and their friends, family and carers) who is affected by Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), sometimes also called Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD).

We provide information through our website, and support via email or webchat. In September 2021 we aim to launch our free online counselling service.

CALIA is:

  • passionate in encouraging a positive discussion around Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • campaigning to reduce the stigma and discrimination attached to the diagnosis
  • promoting the availability and accessibility of appropriate services for anyone affected by Borderline Personality Disorder
  • providing information and links to useful websites and services
  • signposting to support services for anyone affected by Borderline Personality Disorder
  • providing information on employment, wellbeing, and legal rights during mental health detention.

We are here because Borderline Personality Disorder is a serious and highly stigmatised condition, and there needs to be better support and treatment options for those living with BPD in the UK.

Free Online Counselling Crowdfunder

Our aim is to support you, and one of the best ways that we can do that is by providing free, confidential online counselling to anyone in the UK affected by BPD.

We think everyone with BPD deserves quick access to counselling, and nobody should be left suffering on waiting lists. To donate to our crowdfunder, which will help us provide this service, please click the image, or click through to our Indiegogo page. You can also support us by NOT coming to our first annual No-show Summer Ball.

About Borderline Personality Disorder

Many people haven’t even heard of BPD until they are diagnosed, so if you have questions, would like to know more BPD, what it is, what the symptoms are, how it is diagnosed, or what treatments and medications are available, visit our ‘About BPD‘ pages, check out our FAQs or get in touch with us. We are always happy to answer questions.

Information for Friends, Family and Carers

It can be difficult seeing a loved one suffer with the symptoms of BPD, or caring for them. It’s important for you to take care of your own health and wellbeing, and be informed about the condition and what it means for your loved one. Find out more here.

Get Support

In our support section you can find a wide range of support services for mental health and related conditions including eating disorders, trauma, LGBTQIA+, domestic violence, addiction and more.

Campaign for More Funding and Better Treatment

We want to drive meaningful change, and we want to see an increase in NHS funding for BPD treatment. Mental health services across the UK need more funding to improve services offered to patients diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. Find out more about our petition to the NHS here, or sign and share the petition.

Learn More about the Mental Health Act

If you, or your loved one, are being detained for your own (or others) safety, please read here to find out more about the Mental Health Act, and your rights to treatment.

Get Involved

We are always looking for volunteers (see our current vacancies), so get in touch if you would like to work with us. Whether you can spare an hour or a day, we’d love to have you on board!

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