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Adult Personality Disorder Service (Croydon)

How our service can help you

The Croydon Adult Personality Disorder Service is a specialist multidisciplinary psychotherapy service providing psychotherapeutic treatment for people with moderate to severe personality disorder across Tiers 1-3 of the mental health services in Croydon.

We provide consultation, assessment and treatment programme, for patients presenting with emotionally unstable personality disorder (and other associated personality difficulties). The Tier 3 day hospital service is aimed at people who have frequent service contacts, previous unsuccessful treatment of their condition and need a high level of psychiatric and psychotherapy intervention.

To reach this patient group we in-reach to the Croydon inpatient wards to offer consultation, assessment and a pathway to accessing psychotherapeutic treatment for those it would benefit. We aim to help reduce the length of stay in hospital for those who are willing to engage in therapy. For people whose level of risk is too high for a community treatment we can complete assessments to screen for suitability for a Tier 4 personality disorder inpatient treatment.

For these patients we work towards providing an alternative to hospital admission. We can also care co-ordinate the patients in the tier 3 service and specifically focus on supporting the safe transition between services.

In addition, we offer tier 2 level treatments including an intensive outpatient programme and a lower intensity outpatient treatment as well as an open access community based group known as the Sun Project (tier 1).

The Sun Project, (a self-referral, crisis and coping skills group) in central Croydon provides a service that is readily accessible to those previously excluded from psychiatric services or conventional out-patient psychotherapy.

All tiers of our service aim to help people build a life worth living, promote recovery, improve social and interpersonal functioning, and increase the appropriate use of other statutory and voluntary sector services.

All therapy is being delivered via Microsoft Teams at present due to safety restrictions required during the Covid 19 pandemic

  • Service Borough Covers: Croydon Treatment type: Outpatient
  • Contact the service

    Site Location: Bethlem Royal Hospital and Central Croydon site Email: Phone Number: 020 3228 8541 or 020 3228 8542
  • Disabled Access: Touchstone is accessible for wheelchair users and so is the Sun Project.
  • Address: Alexandra House
    The Touchstone Centre
    Bethlem Royal Hospital
    Monks Orchard Road,
    BR3 3BX
  • Other essential information

  • Conditions: Personality disorders, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Self-harm, Depression
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