Priory's commitment to Personality Disorder services

Priory offers the highest quality of service and treatment to help improve the lives of those who may be experiencing a personality disorder. Priory understand that high levels of distress and impairment in social, occupational and other important areas of functioning are quite common in people with personality disorders and we are here to help.

An important aspect of this particular service is also our ability to specifically focus on the needs of females with a personality disorder, in safe but welcoming environments.

Our care pathway includes

  • Reducing/ending problem behaviours
  • Increasing skills to ensure positive behaviours in the future
  • Ensuring progressive journeys back into the community
  • Focusing on meaningful and fulfilling life goals

We ensure a clear care pathway is provided for each individual service user, from admission to discharge. The pathway will be dependent on their identified needs and levels of provision required.

88% of service users in Priory Female Personality Disorder services stepped down into either the community or independent living in 2015

Our services at a glance

  • Highest quality of service and treatment for many di­fferent types of personality disorder
  • Female only units for those most vulnerable – safety and validation
  • Individualised care pathways in the least restrictive environments possible
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy programme enabling real and eff­ective change
  • Comprehensive and expert multidisciplinary teams
  • Our aim is to reduce or end problem behaviours

What is Priory’s approach?

Led by an experienced multidisciplinary team, all personality disorder services at Priory provide the following treatment and facilities:

  • Group sessions and individual work
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • An acute medical unit
  • GP services and a Dietician
  • Active health promotion initiatives
  • Comprehensive risk management
  • A model based on recovery principles

Our aim throughout this treatment is to significantly improve the individual’s level of functioning to cope independently and improve quality of life, outside of the clinical environment. We also aim to:

  • Understand how their personal behaviour can lead to risks to themselves
  • Identify and manage risk situations/triggers
  • Understand their condition better to access support from community services when required
  • Access age-appropriate leisure and social activities in the community
  • Encourage healthy relationships
  • Provide meaningful productive activity, i.e. voluntary work, work placements or paid employment
  • Provide access to community services to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle
  • Empower service users to move forward to a future they have planned and worked hard for

How to access our services

Priory accepts referrals from a variety of public sector and independent organisations throughout the UK. These include:

  • NHS Provider Trusts
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)
  • NHS England specialised mental health case managers
  • Community Mental Health teams
  • High Secure hospitals
  • Medium Secure hospitals
  • Mental health Acute/PICU/Secure inpatient services
  • Prisons and Courts
  • Social Services and the police

Our range of innovative pricing plans is specifically designed to ensure a transparent and efficient process for commissioners at an agreed cost. All our hospitals have specific admission criteria relevant to the service and support they offer.

Same day admission can be facilitated and we can assist in transferring the service user if required. We are able to accept referrals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Urgent or out-of-hours appointments and admissions can be arranged immediately by telephoning the appropriate hospital directly.

Please note, unfortunately we are unable to take self referrals for NHS services. For treatment to be funded through the NHS, this will need to be discussed with your GP or, if you have one, your Care Coordinator.

For further information on the full range of Priory services, please call: 0800 840 3219. For professionals looking to make a referral, please click hereTo view current bed availability, please click here.