New mental health service for our Surrey & North East Hampshire residents
A new system has been launched to provide better support for people in Surrey and North East Hampshire who have complex emotional needs.
The new Personality Disorders Pathway will give primary care providers (often GP practices) access to a range of new services for their patients.
The Pathway has been designed to help people with personality disorder (diagnosed or not) and anyone experiencing aspects of the condition.
People can refer themselves to the service as well as being referred by a healthcare professional.
The new services, which are provided by the NHS and by third sector organisations, are:
- SUN (Service User Network)
A community-based, self-referral service, offering regular peer support groups for adults with complex emotional needs and providing the opportunity to share experiences and help each other. Click here for more information.
- Psychologically Informed Consultation and Training (PICT)
Provided by Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Offering bespoke training and consultation to anyone working in primary care to help them better understand and work more effectively with people who have personality disorder or aspects of the condition.
The PICT team is led by a clinical psychologist and will create training packages for staff and provide consultation within GP practices to help practitioners work with confidence in providing support. The training is also available to organisations linked to primary care, including emergency services and education or employment agencies. To find out more, email: email@example.com
- Managing Emotions Programme
Courses for people experiencing intense emotions that they find difficult to manage. Provided by Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and available to providers of primary care services who are part of Mental Health Integrated Community Services (MHICS) within the Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System. Primary care mental health teams can refer people onto the courses. Providers wishing to find out more should contact: firstname.lastname@example.org