Target audience

The Mental Welfare Commission would like to talk to people in Scotland who are over 18 years of age and have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD).

BPD is sometimes also known as emotionally unstable personality disorder (EUPD). If you have this diagnosis or if you are a relative or carer of someone with BPD, we would like to hear from you.

What the Commission is doing

Earlier this year the Commission had an opportunity to speak to people with BPD and they told them about some of difficulties they face, including stigma associated with the diagnosis, difficulty in accessing treatment and support and getting the right help in a crisis.

The Commission now aims to explore these and other issues further with more people who have this diagnosis. This will help the Commission to produce a report it is looking to publish in early 2018. The report, as well as highlighting the difficulties people face, will also give examples of good practice and make recommendations for improvement. The report will be anonymous, so no-one will be identifiable.

How to get involved

The Commission plans to talk to people about their experiences of BPD throughout October and November 2017.

If you think you would like to give them your views please e-mail them on [email protected] or call 0131 313 8777.

They don’t need to take any of your personal details if you don’t want them to. They can then make arrangements about the best way we can capture your views.