Personality disorders are increasingly recognised as major mental health issues.

Use this site to find out more about the different personality disorders, including borderline, antisocial and dangerous and severe, and what the diagnosis means. Also keep up with the latest news about what is happening in the world of personality disorder and how you can get involved.

Therapeutic communities and environments have long been recognised as important approaches in personality disorder. A course for those wishing to train in these methods is now taking applications: http://tcept.org/

Other informative sites include:

The NHS personality disorder page

The British and Irish Group for the Study of Personality Disorder is the research body for personality disorder research in the UK and Ireland.

Emergence was a service user (patient) led organisation, previously known as Borderline UK. Please note that Emergence is no longer operational. Their support services are no longer available, however information is still accessible on their website. National training services are provided by Training and Vocational Initiatives in personality disorder, which can be found here.

The Royal College of Psychiatrist’s website resource on personality disorder.

For information for carers, see our carers page here.

This site commissioned by Personality Disorder development team, UK Department of Health.