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Improving Access, Treatment and Support for People with a Diagnosis of Personality Disorder

Wednesday 8 Dec 2021

VIRTUAL, Online

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This conference focuses on Improving Access, Treatment and Support for People with a Diagnosis of Personality Disorder both during and beyond Covid-19.

“A personality disorder can affect how you cope with life, manage relationships, how you behave, and how you feel - pretty much every aspect of your life. The picture for personality disorders is complex, but we often hear that care is patchy, and people only get help when they hit a crisis. There needs to be a package of support that is tailored to the individual, as we know that kind of care works and for some can mean the difference between life and death.”

Rethink Mental Illness 2020

“It is time for people with BPD to get the help they need. I run support groups for those with the condition, and their families and support workers. There is a serious lack of statutory help and the little there is, has been put on hold due to COVID-19. Now, with the lockdown and social distancing measures, these support groups have also been put on hold, leaving people alone with their difficulties... Isn’t it time to stop the stigma of BPD and introduce a little compassion?”

Sue Wheatcroft Campaigner and group coordinator living with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) speaking to Rethink Mental Illness 2020

“Effective personality disorder services demand genuine co-production, relational practice and organisations which truly support staff in meeting the challenges of their work.”

Services for people diagnosable with personality disorder Position Statement, The Royal College of Psychiatrists, January 2020

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve access and treatment for people with personality disorder
  • Reflect on the lived experience of someone with a diagnosis of personality disorder
  • Explore how Covid-19 has impacted on people with a diagnosis of personality disorder and how we can better support people during and beyond the pandemic
  • Understand the implications of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Position Statement on Services for People Diagnosable with Personality Disorder for your service
  • Learn from outstanding practice in early intervention and working with GPs
  • Ensure equity of access and improve support for people from diverse communities
  • Discuss the use of terminology and stigma associated with this diagnosis
  • Understand how to deliver an effective PD Treatment Pathway including treatment models and therapeutic interventions
  • Develop your skills delivering a trauma informed approach and working with children and young adults experiencing symptoms of emerging Personality Disorder
  • Understand how you can deliver effective psychological therapies for people with personality disorder
  • Identify key strategies for engaging with and supporting carers
  • Exploring creative approaches
  • Understand how to self assess and audit your service for personality disorder and developing an action plan for improvement
  • Supporting people living with personality disorder
  • Understand how to effectively integrate suicide mitigation practice into your service
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice

100% of delegates would recommend this conference to a colleague  

Dr Tennyson Lee

Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy & Clinical Lead for Personality Disorders Service
East London NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Phil Moore

Chair
Thrive, London's Suicide Prevention Group

Virtual Attendance

Our online virtual events include a combination of live webcam presentations, training materials, video sessions and interactive exercises and discussion.

All you need is a quiet space, a good internet connection and PC or laptop with camera and microphone to allow you to see, hear and speak to the facilitator and other delegates. We will provide full instructions for accessing the platform along with login details. 

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Virtual Training

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  

Enquire

Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

NHS & Public Sector

£295.00

(£354.00)

Voluntary sector & charities

£250.00

(£300.00)

Commercial organisations

£495.00

(£594.00)

Virtual Training

£295.00

(£354.00)

(Prices in brackets include VAT)

Discounts

Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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