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BPD Awareness Workshops


Borderline Arts offers a Certificate in Professional Development for those who want to gain an understanding of BPD. These workshops are run by our trained team and are aimed at those who work with those who have BPD. We are the only Charity in the UK who offer BPD specific training.


Our Creative Educational Workshops raise awareness and reduce stigma surrounding Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). The workshops are interactive and engaging. We try to include a facilitator who has a diagnosis of BPD for genuine feedback and Service User expertise. Each participant will be given an information handbook and a certificate to take home.

Our workshops enable participants to: 

* Express their personal thoughts and feelings about BPD.

* Learn more about the condition.

* Learn ways to sensitively relate to someone with BPD.

The workshop is split into 2 sections:


The first half explores feelings related to the 9 criteria used to diagnose BPD and how these symptoms may vary dramatically from person to person - this is done using word games and creative activities. Then there is a discussion about each criteria and symptoms in more detail, including lots of first hand experiences. People who've attended previous workshops have said that this has helped to increase their understanding the complexity of how the condition affects those with BPD.


In the second half we use role play to consider how the criteria and symptoms affect the sufferers' feelings, thoughts and behaviour in specific situations (for example at a GP appointment, in therapy, shopping etc). We explore ways of responding to the individual with BPD, discussing things that are and are not helpful. People who've attended previous workshops have said that this has increased their confidence in supporting those with BPD, practically and emotionally. Please note that no one will be pressured into participating in the role play if they are not comfortable in doing so.

We run the Workshops on a flexible basis and feedback has been excellent:

"I really enjoyed the Borderline arts training yesterday, Hearing  about the lived experience of individuals with BPD was extremely insightful and will defiantly improve my future practice. I would highly recommend this training to others and think it would be invaluable for fellow preceptees."

Please get in touch if you feel your Team/Staff Group/yourself could benefit from this unique training.



Address: 119 Osmaston Road, Derby, DE1 2GD

Cost:  Waged: £75 and Unwaged: £25

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