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Charity No. 1003061     0300 111 6000 [email protected]


Waves is an innovative service for people with a diagnosis of or traits of, Borderline Personality Disorder. It offers a weekly staffed facility in Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich Felixstowe and Haverhill, providing a safe, supportive and empowering environment. The Waves service is available to clients for a 12 month period and offers: 

  • The chance for people to learn 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, watch this film or visit the National Mind website.

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: 

Call us on 0300 111 6000, email us at [email protected] or complete our online referral form at the top of this page.

Waves for Workers

Waves for Workers is a five month course specifically designed for those with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder who are in employment.

The focus is around Life Skills designed to help each person positively manage their diagnosis while maintaining their employment.

Waves for Workers aims to provide a safe and supportive environment that will enable each individual to reach their own goals and learn how to meet their emotional needs. We will focus on:

  • Understanding and managing Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety management
  • Self harm
  • Understanding relationships
  • Understanding emotional needs
  • Boundaries in the workplace
  • Confidence and self esteem in the workplace
  • Managing time and routine
  • Managing assertiveness

Waves for Workers is a six month pilot project which is now closed for referrals. If you are in employment and require support please contact Suffolk Work Well on [email protected]

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