Personality Disorder – still a diagnosis of exclusion?
Viewpoint along with the National Survivor User Network (NSUN) would like to hear from those with a diagnosis of Personality Disorder about what improvements they would like to see in service provision. (Please note, we are unable to facilitate carers at this event.) We want to hear from people who have used services in the last 3 years. There will be two focus groups in Welwyn Garden City and Watford to talk about the following things:
· How supported do you feel in GP Primary Care services and what is helpful / unhelpful in this setting?
· Have you accessed Talking therapies and what has been your experience of this?
· How supported do you feel in secondary care, emergency and crisis care services? What has been helpful / unhelpful in this setting?
· What range of services have you been offered through your support team?
· Have you experienced peer-led services?
· How stigmatised or discriminated against do you feel in primary or secondary care?
· How has the transformation of services in Herts affected you in the last few years?
· Has the change of The Personality Disorder Services in Herts impacted on you?
· What other charities and services do you find helpful?
· What activities keep you well?
The focus groups will have up to 10 service users and you will be paid £20 for the two-hour session, plus reasonable travel expenses within Herts.
Please call 01707 386136 to register your interest, then we will let you know if you have a place.
(We are looking for a wide demographic of people so you may or may not be chosen on this basis).
A report from the focus groups will go to NSUN, Norman Lamb MP, Hertfordshire mental Health commissioners and HPFT.
Dates: Thurs 16th March 2017 2-4pm in Watford
Fri 24th March 2-4pm in WGC.
If you could fill out the nationwide Personality Disorder Survey online this would help to lobby government to provide more helpful services.