Safer care for patients given a diagnosis of personality disorder: a learning resource
This online resource has been designed to help staff working in mental health services understand more about what it means to have been given a diagnosis of personality disorder and how to help people who present to services with this diagnosis. Addressing the needs of patients given a diagnosis of personality disorder is an essential component of suicide prevention.
This resource comprises four videos examining different aspects of safer care for people given a diagnosis of personality disorder, and includes links to supplementary information to further aid understanding.
1. What does personality disorder mean to me?
Learn about what personality disorder means to people living with this diagnosis.
3. What should care for personality disorder look like?
Learn about the NICE guidelines on psychological interventions, short-term prescribing, and avoiding hospital admission.
4. What should be the future for personality disorder care?
This video looks to the future of care for personality disorder and what your service can do to improve safety.
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This learning resource has been developed by researchers at the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health (NCISH). It is based on the findings and recommendations from our Safer care for patients with personality disorder report (published in 2018) and our Annual Report 2023. It includes the personal testimonies of people who have been given a diagnosis of personality disorder, and the expertise of clinical academics.
More information about our evidence on the care and treatment of patients given a diagnosis of personality disorder:
We would like to thank Rebecca Dingle, Ella, Sean Keyes, Natasha Saifolahi, and Sue Sibbald, for their help in developing this resource. Development of this resource was partly funded by Rebecca Dingle, Rosie Grove and friends in memory of Maria and Sal.