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Our services – Co-morbid MI+PD


18 Partnerships in Care


National Service Directory


Co-morbid MI+PD


It is increasingly the case that there is a need for a service that can assess, treat and manage patients for whom the combination of mental illness and personality disorder present a therapeutic challenge.


We have developed considerable expertise in caring for this complex group of patients, reducing the unnecessary hospital moves associated with co-morbid diagnoses.


Patients with co-morbid MI+PD pose different risks to other mental illness patients, and require a specific treatment approach. The vulnerabilities that we treat are often the same, and linked to both.


Patients with co-morbid diagnoses pose different risks from


those suffering with mental illness alone


Co-morbid MI+PD services for women


Women referred to our secure services with a co-morbid MI+PD, often require the management of high levels of self-harm and suicidal ideation, difficulties with emotion regulation and the treatment of the complex post-traumatic symptoms associated with a possible history of childhood abuse.


We work collaboratively with women in our services supporting them in taking ownership of their recovery from the very start of their admission. Our services have a broad phasic approach and aim to:


• Engage the women and educate them to gain insight • Stabilise risk and challenging behaviours • Address core mental health issues such as psychotic symptoms, trauma, substance misuse


• Address offending behaviours • Help the women progress in their journey to recovery


Treatment programmes Interventions


Self Management / Relapse Prevention Life Minus Violence – PiC programme Fire Setting Treatment programme


Group-work Skills for Patients Emotional Regulation Substance Awareness Substance Treatment Responsible Living


Healthy Relationships


Duration (weeks) 6


75 Needs led


Sex Offender Treatment programme (as adapted) 75 Motivation Group


5 8


15 6 12


On going throughout stay 10


*programmes will usually run concurrently where appropriate


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