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PERSONALITY DISORDER

PERSONALITY DISORDER

Personality Disorders

The term ‘personality’ refers to the pattern of feelings, thoughts and behaviour that makes each of person the individual they are. Overall, our personality does not change very much, however it will adjust according to our varying life experiences and as our individual circumstances. Physical and environmental factors may also have an influence. Generally we tend to learn from past experiences and then adapt our behaviour to better deal with life.

Where your patterns of feeling, thinking and behaving are more difficult to change, you will have a more limited range of emotions, attitudes and behaviours with which to cope in the normal course of everyday life. However, the diagnosis of a personality disorder is applicable where you have personality challenges which affect all aspects of your life, all the time, making life difficult for you and for those within your sphere.  Within the mental health spectrum Personality Disorder is one of the most misunderstood and stigmatised diagnoses.  Nonetheless we believe that the combination of physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing is vital in not only coping with personality disorder traits but also in achieving long-term mental health wellbeing.

 

Personality Disorder Treatment – A tailored Approach

The support and treatment offered by us is designed for a personal and flexible approach providing for maximum benefit in your recovery journey.  Our approach to supporting individuals with personality disorders is a combined system of personalised programmes which include a number of proven therapeutic interventions e.g. CBT, Art Therapy, Psychotherapy and Group therapy.

There are no specific medications for personality disorder, although GPs and health practitioners may prescribe them to treat additional problems like irritability or depression. It may take some time to find a drug that works for you, and frequently it has been found that medication may work best when combined with a talking personality disorder treatment.

 

 

What We Offer

Other Services

WOODHAM Services

We provide 24 hours residential social care support services with wealth of experience of successfully working with vulnerable adults living with severe and enduring mental health disorder, learning disability, behaviours that challenges and a forensic history (on S37/41), mentally disordered offenders with intellectual difficulties, poly-substance use or those individuals who are ex-offenders. Woodham also aims to facilitate the needs of a wider range of clients including those with dual diagnosis, concurrent alcohol or drug use issues and various personality disorders.

At Woodham, each service user stays for an average of about 18 months and spending the entire period at the same home for the most part.

RESIDENTIAL CARE Services

The period of time spent in residential care is being determined by their individual journey to recovery. Woodham recognises that the care support service is ever evolving and is aimed to adapt its services to meet those needs while also affording flexibility. The service provision will continue to deliver practical and emotional support in order to enable people who use the service to maximise their own potential and live more independently.

It is our goal that each individual we support lives in the least restrictive and most economical cost environment whilst continuing to be able to access ongoing support and therapeutic engagement from their multidisciplinary care team.

SUPPORTED LIVING Services

A personalised care support plan to assess needs, identify goals and ways of achieving these aims.
A key worker who will have regular one to one meetings with the service user the purpose of which will be to discuss any issues or concerns they may have.

Other support services will include but not limited to assistance with:

Medication compliance
Behaviour management and coping strategies
Maintaining physical and mental well being
Acquiring daily living skills for greater independence
Budgeting and management of finance
Accessing services in the community and community activity
Supervision to comply with conditional discharge sec/41
Understanding health and safety issues around independent living

PERSONALITY DISORDERS Services

The term ‘personality’ refers to the pattern of feelings, thoughts and behaviour that makes each of person the individual they are. Overall, our personality does not change very much, however it will adjust according to our varying life experiences and as our individual circumstances. Physical and environmental factors may also have an influence. Generally we tend to learn from past experiences and then adapt our behaviour to better deal with life.
Where your patterns of feeling, thinking and behaving are more difficult to change, you will have a more limited range of emotions, attitudes and behaviours with which to cope in the normal course of everyday life. However, the diagnosis of a personality disorder is applicable where you have personality challenges which affect all aspects of your life, all the time, making life difficult for you and for those within your sphere. Within the mental health spectrum Personality Disorder is one of the most misunderstood and stigmatised diagnoses. Nonetheless we believe that the combination of physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing is vital in not only coping with personality disorder traits but also in achieving long-term mental