International Borderline Personality Disorder month
Saturday 3pm – 5:30pm (CEST)
International Borderline Personality Disorder month and sharing youth experiences across Europe
*Please note we are aware of the sensitive nature of terminology and this topic and host this event to learn and support ideas and change if needed.
Raise up young people’s voices
Mental health discussions have been on the rise due to the huge impact of COVID-19. However, specific lived experiences and conditions such as Borderline Personality Disorder often remain misunderstood and undersupported.
Under the spotlight of the awareness month in May, we aim to empower 3 YOUNG PEOPLE with lived experiences to share their stories, needs, amd views on care and the road ahead while turning the tables and inviting mental health professionals to listen, engage and share how their experience in BPD care has been, what can be improved. We can often forget that experience is not only different from one person to another, one carer to another, but also from one country to another.
We have observed vast differences throughout countries in Europe in matters of access to care, the stigma around BPD, support groups and general awareness. To bridge the gap, we aim to initiate a tale of 3 countries, inviting young people with lived experiences from across Europe to join us in this learning and sharing experience in order to drive recommendations for better BPD and mental health care in Europe.
This event is in line with the actions led by the Centre for Mental Health (United Kingdom), alongside partners 42nd Street (Manchester, UK) and Forward Thinking (Birmingham, UK) and Anna Freud Centre (London, UK).
*Please note that sensitive conversations around BPD and mental health experiences will come up during this event.