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Cygnet Hospital Beckton opening new Personality Disorder Intensive Support Service for Women

Cygnet Hospital Beckton

Upping Ward, Cygnet Hospital Beckton’s new intensive support service for women with a diagnosis of personality disorder and complex mental health needs is opening on 1st June 2020. Referrals for the new service are now being taken.

The ward’s service pathway provides a robust programme of care for women with challenging high risk behaviour who experience difficulties with engagement or motivation with therapeutic programmes. We aim to meet the needs of these women, who may have had previous inappropriate placements, in a less restrictive setting.

The care pathway is able to support and treat women presenting with complex needs, including significant self-harm and emotionally unstable personality disorder (EUPD) who will likely have difficulties in engaging with a therapeutic programme. The enabling environment and staffing skills provide a robust and safe setting. The pathway focuses on an integrated programme structure to enable focus on positive pre-engagement work offering a wide range of approaches. The primary aim of the service is to prepare service users with the required skills to move to a Tier 4 pathway or step-down services, or discharge to community services or independent living as appropriate.

Therapeutic approaches and assessments:

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Schema Focused Therapy
  • Psychological formulations
  • Music therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Sensory assessments
  • Complementary therapies including reiki and aromatherapy
  • Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)
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For more information or to make a referral please call 0808 164 4450 or email [email protected].

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