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Croydon Adult Personality Disorder Service

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The Croydon Personality Disorder Service is an adult specialist multidisciplinary psychotherapy service providing 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 Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT) programmes, 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.

We provide an in-reach service to Croydon inpatient wards and 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 our 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.
We offer consultation advice and support to staff working with patients with personality disorders across the pathways in Croydon.
In addition, we offer Tier 2 level treatments including an intensive outpatient programme and lower intensity outpatient treatment as well as an open access community based group known as the Sun Project (Tier 1).

The SUN Project is a self-referral, crisis and coping skills group in central Croydon that provides a three-times weekly online service that is readily accessible to those previously excluded from psychiatric services or conventional outpatient 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.

We also provide individual extended assessments and treatment for patients not ready or unable to join the MBT treatment programmes and also Structural Clinical Management (SCM) jointly working with Croydon Community Teams.

  • 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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