Support Helplines

There are lots of places in the UK to get help with your mental health (and related issues). While these services are not specifically about BPD, they can offer some advice and support when you need it most. You are not alone.


Call:116 123 (freephone)
Write:Chris, Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, PO Box 90 90, Stirling FK8 2SA
Samaritans are open 24/7, 365 days per year, for anyone who needs to talk. Their trained volunteers can listen to you, without judgement. Some areas have drop-in centres where you can talk face-to-face.
Samaritans also have a Welsh Language Line on 0808 164 0123 (7pm–11pm every day).

Sane Line

They work with anyone affected by mental illness, including families, friends and carers. Their helpline is open between 4:40pm and 10pm every day of the year. They also provide a free text-based support service called Textcare.  And an online supportive forum community, where anyone can share their experiences of mental health issues.
Telephone: 0300 304 7000 (4:30pm – 10:30pm every evening)
Support Forum:

Support Line

Support Line provide a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue. Their opening hours vary so you need to ring them for details.Telephone: 01708 765200


Infoline: 0300 123 3393Email:
Text: 86463
Post: Mind Infoline, PO Box 75225, London, E15 9FSOur Infoline provides an information and signposting service. We’re open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays).

Mind also have a legal line on 0300 466 6463 (email, providing legal information and general advice on mental health related law. The line is open 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

Papyrus UK

Work with people under 35 who are having suicidal feelings. And with people who are worried about someone under 35. Their helpline is open 10am – 10pm in the week. And between 2pm and 10pm at weekends and bank holidays.Telephone: 0800 068 41 41
Text: 07786 209697

Borderline Arts
Uses the arts to raise awareness of borderline personality disorder and reduce stigma.

The Consortium for Therapeutic Communities
Online directory of therapeutic communities across the UK.


0300 123 6600
Confidential advice and information about drugs, their effects and the law.

The Mix
Aimed at people under 25. Their helpline – 0808 808 4994 – is open between 4pm and 11pm, 7 days a week. They also run a crisis text service which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Crisis text message service: Text THEMIX to 85258
Webchat: through the website. (4pm – 11pm, 7 days a week)

User-led organisation that supports people who self-harm, and their friends and family.

Mood Swings
Aimed at anyone affected by a mood disorder, including friends, families and carers.  Their helpline is open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday.Telephone: 0161 832 37 36

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)

0808 801 0331
A charity supporting adult survivors of any form of childhood abuse. Provides a support line and local support services.


Aimed at people over 55. Their helpline is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Telephone:  0800 4 70 80 90

C.A.L.M. (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
Aimed specifically at men. Their helpline is open between 5pm and midnight every day of the year.
Telephone (outside London): 0800 58 58 58
Telephone (London): 0808 802 58 58
Webchat: (5pm – Midnight every day)
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