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Family Intervention: education for carers, relatives and partners of people with Personality Disorder

Personality Disorder is a condition commonly diagnosed for people under the care of mental health services. Supporting people with the diagnosis in general is often very challenging for their partners, carers and relatives. This two-day course is aimed at those partners, carers and relatives of people receiving care and treatment for Personality Disorder.

The course aims to improve people’s understanding of Personality Disorder, outline the treatment approach currently in use in Salford, and to give some guidance of how to support people with Personality Disorder, both in general every day life and in times of crisis. People attending the course will be expected to engage in some role play and group discussion.

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Know the signs and symptoms of
  • Personality Disorder
  • Know more about validation and empathy
  • Be able to role play and practice being validating to people
  • Know about how problem solving can be a helpful approach for people with the diagnosis
  • Know more about responding to people when in a crisis

I enjoyed the…“Mix of professionals and friends and family – as we were able to discuss wide breadths of knowledge and experiences.”

Lead Tutors: Ben Ottiwell, Caroline Bowles, Lea Hamilton and Samantha Gee

Dates, Times and Venues

20 & 21 January 2020 – 10am to 4pm
Room 3, The Curve, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL