** Please note that our free online counselling service will go live in September 2021, you can self-refer using the referral form here**
We aim to provide a complete signposting service here, providing you with complete details of support services across the UK – not just for borderline personality disorder but also issues that might affect anyone with BPD.
These include support services for carers, eating disorders, trauma, sexual assault and substance misuse.
The support services we list are run either by the NHS, or by registered charities who are trained (or have trained volunteers) to deal with your support needs. These services exist to help you when you need it most.
If you cannot find what you are looking for in these pages, please contact us through our chat function to the bottom right, or contact us via the site and we will help as best we can.
We have listed a range of national and regional helplines for anyone living with mental health issues in the UK. These include helplines for:
- substance misuse;
- mood swings.
Support information for friends and family
If you are caring for someone with BPD, it’s important to look after your own health and wellbeing as well. Caring for someone with BPD can be very difficult and distressing, and we have listed some information and links to support for friends and family.
Mental health problems can affect any of us, but they’re more common among people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT). This may be linked to LGBT people’s experience of iscrimination, homophobia or transphobia, bullying, social isolation, or rejection because of their sexuality. Here are some support sources for anyone identifying as LGBTQIA+ and suffering with mental health problems.
Support for men
Men are less likely to seek support for mental health conditions, yet the risk of suicide is higher in men. We have gathered some resources aimed specifically at supporting men when they need it most.
Support for people who are Deaf or have hearing problems
We have put together some resources for anyone with hearing problems in need of mental health support. All NHS trusts should have services for providing mental health support to Deaf people.
Deaf people are twice as likely to experience mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. Yet the difficulties Deaf people face when seeking mental health support are woefully inadequate. Here are some organisations offering support to those in the Deaf and hard of hearing population.
Many patients with BPD will have another condition which affects their day to day life, and is exacerbated by BPD – or BPD is exacerbated by this condition. These are called ‘co-morbid’ conditions.
They include things like eating disorders, depression, anxiety, substance misuse, sexual abuse or assault, domestic abuse and alcoholism. We have gathered a range of support services for these co-morbid conditions.
Within our support centre we also have information about other things such as how to get support as an employee, how employers can support their staff, and some information on general wellbeing.