Evaluation of borderline personality disorder awareness workshops for service users and carers
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Evaluation of borderline personality disorder awareness workshops for service users and carers

Clare Carter Senior assistant psychologist, Somerset Partnership Trust
Theresa Sired Cognitive analytic therapist, Somerset Partnership Trust
Chris Gordon The clinical manager, Personality Disorder Service, Somerset Partnership Trust

Clare Carter and colleagues describe how participants benefited from being given the chance to learn and be heard in a safe and supportive forum

The provision of borderline personality disorder (BPD) awareness workshops was a direct result of consultations with service users and carers in Somerset, which identified the need for local education and training. An interactive and interpersonal model of delivery was used that aimed to increase knowledge and understanding of BPD. The evaluation included a specifically developed self-report measure called e-KALM. Following positive evaluation from service users and carers, further workshops have been completed.

Mental Health Practice. 19, 2,26-31. doi: 10.7748/mhp.19.2.26.s19

Correspondence

PDService@sompar.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double-blind review and has been checked using antiplagiarism software

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 08 September 2014

Accepted: 04 December 2015