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Useful contacts

BPD World

An organisation committed to raising awareness and reducing the stigma of mental health with a focus on borderline personality disorder (BPD). It provides online information, advice and support and has an online forum.


Time to Change

Time to change offers a space for people to tell their own story. You can submit your own.


Tara (Treatment and Research Advancements) for BPD

An American education-based and support community for carers and families of people living with BPD.


Out of the Fog

They offer information on personality disorders and an online support forum.


If you live in England

Rethink Mental Illness

Find out more about a wide range of mental health conditions, treatment and supports options.

Rethink Advice and Information Service: 0300 5000 927 (9:30am – 1pm Monday to Friday)

SASH (London Social Anxiety Self-Help Groups)


If you live in Scotland

Support in Mind Scotland

For all conditions and further support in Scotland.

Phone: National Information Service 0131 662 4359

PASS – Patient and Advice Support Service

Phone: 0800 917 2127

MWCS – Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland

MWCS protect and promote the human rights of people with mental illness, learning disabilities, dementia and related conditions. The Commission provides information and advice on rights/welfare in mental health, learning disability and related conditions to service users, carers and medical staff.

Phone: 0131 313 8777 (professionals) 0800 389 6809 (service users & carers only)

LSA – Legal Services Agency

Legal Services Agency (LSA) is a Law Centre and Charity which provides skilled legal advice, assistance and representation to vulnerable people and those who would otherwise find it difficult to get legal advice.

It has experience in areas of law that other solicitors don`t deal with. The strong commitment to social justice means it believes everyone should have the right expert on their side when things go wrong.

Phone: 0141 353 3354/ 0800 316 8450

SIAA – Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance

A membership organisation that has the overall aim of ensuring that Independent Advocacy is available to any vulnerable person in Scotland. Independent Advocacy safeguards people who are vulnerable and discriminated against or whom services find difficult to serve, empowering people who need a stronger voice by enabling them to express their own needs and make their own decisions

Phone: 0131 524 1975

You can check to see if there are any support groups for carers in your area, such the Carers Trust Scotland. You can do a postcode search on this page –

ALISS (A Local Information System for Scotland)

Is a search and collaboration tool for Health and Wellbeing in Scotland.


If you live in Wales


Hafal are Wales’ leading charity for people with serious mental illness and their carers. Covering all areas of Wales, Hafal is an organisation managed by the people we support: individuals whose lives have been affected by serious mental illness.

Phone – 01792 816 600/832 400

NHS Wales

NHS Direct Wales is a health advice and information service available 24 hours a day, every day.

Phone: 0845 46 47 / 111 (For 0845 2p per minute, 111 free)


Samaritans is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide.

Phone: 116 123/ 029 2022 2008 Freephone (24 hours a day/7 days a week)

MIND (Wales info line)

We’re Mind, the mental health charity. We’re here to make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone.

Phone: 0300 123 3393 Text: 86463 (Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm)

Community Advice and Listening Line (CALL)

Offers emotional support and information/literature on Mental Health and related matters to the people of Wales. Anyone concerned about their own mental health or that of a relative or friend can access the service. C.A.L.L. Helpline offers a confidential listening and support service.

Phone: 0800 132 737 Freephone (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) or text ‘help’ to 81066


Meic is the helpline service for children and young people up to the age of 25 in Wales.

Phone – 080880 23456 or text 84001 Freephone

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