12 September 2017
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
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 we're doing
Earlier this year we had an opportunity to speak to people with
BPD and they told us 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
We now aim to explore these and other issues further with more
people who have this diagnosis.
This will help us to produce a report we are 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
We plan to talk to people about their experiences of BPD
throughout October and November 2017. If you think you would like
to give us your views please e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org
or call us on 0131 313 8777. We don't need to take
any of your personal details if you don't want us to.
We can then make arrangements about the best way we can capture