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

Wednesday 19 May 2021


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“Ignoring the needs of people with a diagnosis of personality disorder is no longer an option. WE NEED TO ACT NOW”

Consensus statement: People with complex mental health difficulties who are diagnosed with a Personality Disorder

"Lifelong outcomes for people diagnosed with personality disorder • 17.7 years of life lost for men • 18.7 years of life lost for women • 45% presenting to A&E with self-harm have personality disorder • Doubles the risk of ‘poor outcome’ in depression and anxiety disorders • Doubles the risk of ‘high use’ inpatient services Personality disorder and suicide • 9–10% of people with personality disorder will die by suicide • Between 45 and 77% of people who die by suicide have personality disorders”

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
  • Understand the implications of the RCPsych 2020 Position Statement on Services for People Diagnosable with Personality Disorder for your service
  • Learn from outstanding practice in early intervention
  • Reflect on the lived experience of someone with a diagnosis of personality disorder
  • Discuss the use of terminology and stigma associated with this diagnosis
  • Understand how to deliver an effective PD Treatment Pathway
  • Develop your skills in 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
  • 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
  • Gain cpd accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

Virtual Attendance

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

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. 

For the full benefits and all our virtual training titles click here

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 face to face with your key audience o 
  • 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  


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

Fee Options

NHS, Social Care, Private Healthcare Organisations & Universities



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


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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