- Contacting us and opening hours
- Related links
- Accessibility Information
- Useful resources and links
- How to access this service
- Family Connections
- Understanding and Managing Emotions
TypePersonality Disorder Service Team 63
The Northants Personality Disorder Hub is a specialist countywide service. Our team aims to promote understanding and hope regarding the treatability of personality disorder, enhance the capabilities of staff in general services, and increase access to evidence based and psychologically-informed interventions. We provide a Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) programme that involves weekly attendance at 1:1 and group sessions for approximately one-year. Working in partnership with other services to provide Structured Clinical Management programmes and Understanding and Managing Emotions Groups, we also offer consultation and training to members of staff across the Trust.
Who is this service for? Adults who have a diagnosis of personality disorder/complex emotional needs who present with significant levels of severity, complexity or risk.
Access How: We do not accept referrals from GPs or primary care services and can only work directly with individuals who are already care coordinated within the Trust under the Care Programme Approach. If you think you may benefit from the service we provide please discuss this with your GP.
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AddressCampbell House, Campbell Square, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 3EB
Contacting us and opening hours
Northampton, NN1 3EB
Telephone: 01604 658834
Mon– Fri: 09.00-17.00 excluding Bank Holidays
Pay and Display parking is available at the front and side of the building.
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How to access this service
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 live 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), relationship mindfulness and effective communication. The format of the classes allows group participants to obtain information as well as acquire and practice the application of skills in a confidential and supportive environment.
There are no further places available on the current Family Connections programme. The next programme will start in September 2021 and we will be taking enquiries in the summer. Click here to find out more about support.
To find out more about Family Connections and arrange an initial telephone appointment call 01604 658834 or email: email@example.com. 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. The sessions will be delivered remotely via Zoom.
Understanding and Managing Emotions
The Personality Disorder Hub is providing a Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) informed ‘Understanding and Managing Emotions’ (U&ME) group 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 Urgent Care and Assessment Team (UCAT) Primary Care Liaison Workers (PCLW) and begin with an initial consultation to assess individual needs and establish whether U&ME is a suitable intervention.
For more information please call 01604 658 834.