Waves is an innovative service for people with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. It offers a fortnightly staffed facility in Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich, providing a safe, supportive and empowering environment. Waves also provides a fortnightly facilitated peer support group. The Waves service is available to clients for a 12 month period and offers: 

  • Positive activities to individuals who are ready to work on new skills in order to help themselves maintain their own mental wellbeing. 
  • Help to individuals in building their confidence and self-esteem.
  • Help to clients to make positive connections and achieve personal goals.

What is Borderline Personality Disorder?

Borderline personality disorders are mental health conditions which affect people in some of the following ways:

  • Being easily overwhelmed by strong Emotions such as distress, anxiety, anger or feelings of low self-esteem;
  • Avoiding other people and feeling a lack of Emotional Connection with other people;
  • Seeking Control over strong Emotions through self-harm (for example, abusing drugs and alcohol, or taking overdoses) or, in rare cases, threatening other people; and
  • By becoming very attached to someone in a short space of time, before ‘pushing’ them away before they can be let down.

For more information on Borderline Personality Disorder, visit the National Mind website or watch this film.

How to join Waves

If you would like to talk to someone about the service or are interested in going on a waiting list, please get in touch: 



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