The Newham Personality Disorder Service is a specialist mental health team working with Service Users with a diagnosis of Personality Disorder. People seen in the service often have problems with managing intense and rapidly changing emotions, self-harm and thoughts of suicide, impulsive behaviours, recurrent difficulties in forming and maintaining meaningful relationships, problems with managing anger, not knowing who they are and feeling cut off.
The service offers Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT), which is an intensive (twice weekly), evidence based therapy. The service aims to help people to reduce symptoms (in particular, self-harming) and to learn the skills to cope better with distressing emotions and relationship problems.
In essence, we aim to alleviate suffering and increase coping mechanisms so that Service Users can have a future and a life worth living.
Referrals can be made by health professionals. We do not accept self-referrals.
People with a diagnosis of Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD) of a degree of severity and chronicity indicating the need for a specialist and intensive treatment programme
People aged 18 to 65
People with a home address in Newham