Therapeutic communities and borderline personality disorder (BPD)
Insufficient evidence – there either hasn’t been any research on this treatment option or there is a small amount of evidence with unclear conclusions.
Therapeutic communities can be offered through full-time residential hospitals, part-time day units or online with a few face-to-face meetings. Some therapeutic communities are offered through the NHS, and group activities as part of the therapeutic community can include community meetings, therapy, and problem solving groups.
There isn’t much evidence that therapeutic communities can help with BPD.
Treatments outlined on these webpages may not be available in every local area. It’s important that you discuss with your GP or mental health professional the treatment options available to you. You can also search for services near you on our Youth Wellbeing Directory and find out more about referral processes here.