Our services are highly experienced in working with people with personality disorder as a primary or secondary need.
We are particularly skilled in working with women, both in our mental health and learning disability services. Many of the women we work with have a past history of trauma and/or abuse and are supported through our psychologically informed treatment packages.
In our learning disability services we work therapeutically to address issues in relation to personality disorder which often have an impact on people’s behaviour that challenges, using recognised psychological behaviour techniques at a level which is appropriate to the persons understanding.
In our female mental health services we are able to support people with a primary diagnosis of Personality Disorder as well as those with mental health issues.
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) is used on a modular basis including Emotional Regulation, Distress Tolerance and Mindfulness. We understand that people with a Personality Disorder have strong emotional needs and our staff are trained to focus on strengths and abilities and in providing quality and meaningful engagement. We ensure that we offer a varied activity programme which is led by the person’s interests and choices and we provide a structured approach, with clear boundaries and expectations, areas important to support people with a personality disorder.
Some of the key areas we address are; self esteem, emotional distress, difficulties in relationships, mental health conditions, physical health problems, difficulties with self control and impulsivity, substance misuse, Suicidal behavior and self-harm and crisis management.
We aim to support people who have a label of personality disorder to be able to manage their lives more effectively in the community.
Find out more about our personality disorder services
To find out more about our personality disorder services, arrange a visit or to make a referral call our Key Relationships Manager- Janine Strange on 0800 954 2497, or make an enquiry online
Further personality disorder resources
- Professor Eddie Kane of The Institute of Mental Health in Nottingham spoke about Personality Disorder at our CPD certified Mental Health conference in 2014. View his presentation here
- Paul Booth has lived experience of Bipolar and gave a very personal account of his life at various stages living with the illness at our 2014 Mental Health conference. Read Paul’s experience here