|We share our experience and learning in a variety of ways.|
Our award-winning Centre of Expertise in Personality Disorder delivers high-quality training around personality disorder. It is aimed at health professionals and other people who come into contact with people with a personality disorder in their jobs. It includes a wide range of courses to educate, raise awareness and help staff deliver better care for people with a personality disorder. Find out more at: www.nwbh.nhs.uk/training
We have published evaluation studies and research from the work we have done as part of the borderline personality disorder pathway in the following articles:
Chiocchi J, Lamph G, Slevin, P, Fisher-Smith, D and Sampson, M (2019) ‘Can a carer (peer) led
psychoeducation programme improve mental health carers well-being, reduce burden and enrich empowerment: a service evaluation study’, The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, https://doi.org/10.1108/ link
Davies, J., Sampson, M., Beesley, F., Smith, D. and Baldwin, V. (2014), ‘An evaluation of knowledge and understanding framework personality disorder awareness training: can a co-production model be effective in a local NHS mental health trust?’. Personality and Mental Health. Vol. 8 (2)161-168.
Lamph, G., Latham, C., Smith, D., Brown, A, Doyle, J. and Sampson, M (2014) ‘Evaluating the impact of a nationally recognised training programme that aims to raise the awareness and challenge attitudes of personality disorder in multi-agency partners’. The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice. 9, (2), 89-100.
Lamph, G, Sampson, M, Smith, D, Guyers, M and Williamson G (2018) ‘Can an interactive e-learning training package improve the understanding of personality disorder within mental health professionals?’
Presenting our work
We were invited to present to the Bradley Commission for Personality Disorder at the House of Lords and our work is published in the 2015 report.
We have been invited to present our findings at several key conferences including a number of times at the British and Irish Special Interest Group in Personality Disorder.
We have been invited to present at workshops on our pathway nationally and internationally in dozens of places in the UK and also Ireland and Sweden.
We have also been asked to share our pathway with National Institute for Health Research in a commissioned project looking at how to implement the 10-year plan for NHS England.
Many of our staff are currently involved in writing a book for Oxford University Press in how to implement structured clinical pathways for personality disorder.