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Clarion Ward – Complex Personality Disorder Service for Women with Disordered Eating

Clarion Ward at Cygnet Nield House is a complex personality disorder service for women with a dual diagnosis of personality disorder and co-morbid disordered eating. Both aspects can be treated simultaneously, with the appropriate specialist therapeutic input provided. The service will open in Autumn 2020.

The service offers a phased treatment pathway which aims to help the individual service user understand and plan their journey through treatment. Clarion Ward will focus on the need for treatment to be collaborative with service users taking account of individual need, evidence based, driven by multi-disciplinary understanding, support and intervention and conducive to progression through the service, increased post-discharge quality of life and functioning and reduced risk of relapse.

Our multi-disciplinary team (MDT):

  • Consultant Psychiatrist
  • Psychologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Dietitian
  • Registered Mental Health Nurses (RMN)
  • Registered General Nurses (RGN)
  • Healthcare Support Workers

Our therapies and interventions:

  • Compassion focused therapy (CFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Informed Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Schema focused therapy
  • Skills groups
  • Social skills interventions
  • Creative groups
  • Mindfulness
  • Specifically for disorder eating:
    • Enhanced Cognitive BehaviourTherapy (CBT-E)
    • Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults (MANTRA)
    • Specialist Supportive Clinical Management (SSCM)

Our service user profile:

    • Female, aged 18+
    • Primary diagnosis of emotionally unstable personality disorder (other personality disorder types will be considered)
    • May be detained under the Mental Health Act or informal
    • May present with co-morbid presentations:
      • Self-harm
      • Self-neglect
      • History of substance misuse
      • Complex needs
      • Eating Disorder
    • May have a history of trauma and/or abuse

May have experienced previous placement breakdowns

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Referrals are now being taken and can be made by contacting the Cygnet referrals team via 0808 164 4450 or by emailing [email protected].

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