Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a common mental illness which is associated with a significant degree of distress and impairment. Yet people with BPD can and do recover, particularly when they are provided with appropriate evidence-based treatments, namely structured psychotherapies.

The BPD Collaborative (BPD Co) state-wide service has been developed in response to the demonstrated need for enhanced, evidence-based BPD service development in South Australia, tailored to the needs of consumers, carers and clinicians.

From 1 July 2019, BPD Co will deliver supports and services to clients of all ages living with severe and complex BPD, with a focus on services for new parents, young people with emerging BPD, Aboriginal people, people from LGBTQIA communities and people in the criminal justice system.

Delivered through a hub and spoke model, BPD Co offers outreach, consultation and liaison services, shared assessment and treatment planning, support and clinical supervision, integrated with primary care and service partners. It will have a research function and collaborate with tertiary education partners to inform evidence-based practice and continuous service improvement.