Ariel Ward – Female Personality Disorder

Ariel Ward is Cygnet Hospital Coventry’s 16 bed specialist inpatient personality disorder service. The service provides a behavioural approach and an intensive DBT programme focused on generalisation of skills.

Our comprehensive occupational therapy pathways support service users to enable and empower them with regards to self-care, productivity, vocational and leisure activities (creative, culinary, horticulture, music).

Service user profile:

  • Female, aged 18+
  • Primary diagnosis of personality disorder
  • Subject to a section of the Mental Health Act or informal
  • Demonstrate commitment to engage
  • May have co-morbid diagnoses including depressive disorder or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • May exhibit behaviours including self-harm, suicidal thoughts/acts, self-neglect, interpersonal difficulties, substance misuse or fire-setting

Psychometric measures:

  • The Kentucky Inventory of Mindfulness Skills (KIMS)
  • General Anxiety Disorder Scale (GAD)
  • Patient Health Questionnaire (Depression)
  • Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS)
  • Rosenberg Self-Esteem Questionnaire
  • Barratt Impulsivity Scale
  • State Trait Anger Expression Inventory (STAXI-2)
  • Emotional regulation scale
  • Trauma Symptom Inventory (TSI-2)
  • DBT ways of coping check list
  • Inventory of Altered Self Capacities (IASC)

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