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NI Personality Disorder Network

The Northern Ireland Personality Disorder is a partnership of a number of organisations, comprising both public and third sector bodies, working within the field of Personality Disorder in Northern Ireland.

The Northern Ireland Personality Disorder is a partnership of a number of organisations, comprising both public and third sector bodies, working within the field of Personality Disorder in Northern Ireland. The Network campaigns to realise the following outcomes:

  • To increase awareness and understanding of personality disorders amongst service users, carers, practitioners, commissioners and policy makers

  • To provide a platform to promote the voice of people with lived experience through involvement at all levels

  • To promote, share and introduce best practice in the treatment of personality disorders

  • To secure commitment for increased funding of Personality Disorder services in Northern Ireland

The Network is comprised of the following members:


The Network hosted the first ever Northern Ireland Personality Disorder Conference in June 2018.


Northern Ireland Personality Disorder Conference

On 21 June 2018, the Northern Ireland Personality Disorder Network held its first ever conference in the La Mon Hotel and Country Club. Over 140 people attended the event, contributing their perspective and experience to help improve outcomes for those with a diagnosis of Personality Disorder. The conference was chaired by Scope NI Editor Nick Garbutt. Read a full report of the day here.


What Happened to Me?

Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder from a Lived Experience Perspective

In December 2018, MindWise launched our peer led approach to understanding Borderline Personality Disorder. This course has been developed by people with direct experience of living with Borderline Personality Disorder and who believe their voice and the voice of many others with direct experience will support and enable you as a professional to enhance your practice and develop a greater understanding of individuals lived experiences.

Northern Ireland Personality Disorder conference report