Northants Personality Disorder Hub

Our specialist countywide team, who is based at the Northants Personality Disorder Hub, offer help to adults who have a diagnosis of personality disorder or other related difficulties. Our staff aim to promote understanding and hope.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for Young People and Their Family or Carers

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for Young People and Their Family or Carers

The Personality Disorder Hub is now providing Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT-A) for young people and adolescents with emotional regulation difficulties and their families or carers.

Referrals for this service are made via our CAMHS service and begin with an initial consultation to assess individual needs and establish whether DBT-A is a suitable intervention.

If DBT-A is the right course of treatment, the young person will begin therapy which following assessment and pre-commitment phase, comprises of weekly individual sessions, weekly DBT skills training group and access to telephone skills coaching (young person and supporting adult).

DBT is a model based on balancing the dialectic of acceptance and change, teaching skills in relation to managing distress, learning to regulate emotions, and navigating relationships and effective communication. Mindfulness weaves through the entire programme under the premise that we cannot change that which we can’t first observe. Our overall aim being to help clients to ‘build a life worth living.’

For more information call 01604 658834 or email: personalitydisorderhub@nhft.nhs.uk

 

Family Connections Programme

Family Connections Programme

Families and carers of people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) have access to a skills-based programme provided by Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT). Please only apply if you or your loved one lives in Northamptonshire.

Family Connections is a 12-week programme developed by the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEABPD). NHFT’s Personality Disorder Hub is offering this programme to families and carers across Northamptonshire who have loved ones experiencing BPD.

It will provide participants with current information, teaches coping skills and create the opportunity to develop a support network amongst peers.

The 12-week course focuses on skills training based on Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (an evidence-based therapy to treat borderline personality disorder). It also covers relationship mindfulness and effective communication. The classes allow group participants to obtain information and practice the application of skills in a confidential and supportive environment.

Courses are run twice a year (Spring and Autumn). This workshop isn’t available to people who suffer from BPD, only to adult family members and close friends whose loved ones live in Northamptonshire.

To find out more about Family Connections and arrange an initial telephone appointment call 01604 658834 or email: personalitydisorderhub@nhft.nhs.uk.

The sessions will be delivered remotely via Zoom

Click here to view the Family Connections leaflet. [PDF] 286kb

Understanding and Managing Emotions

Understanding and Managing Emotions

Our team provides ‘Understanding and Managing Emotions’ (U&ME) group training for individuals with difficulties regulating their emotions, difficulties with interpersonal effectiveness and difficulties managing crisis situations.

It is an 18-week programme based upon ‘taught skills’ rather than a therapy group. It is a standalone group therefore all skills are taught in group only.

Referrals for this service are made via the Community Mental Health Team (CMHT). They begin with an initial consultation to assess individual needs and show whether U&ME is a suitable intervention.

For more information, please call 01604 658834.