Access to specialist services in personality disorder

East MidlandsMental Health
Published Date: 1 Dec 2011

Access to specialist services in personality disorder


  • People with personality disorders


  • Services are available but patchy for community nonforensic service users across the region but only a minority of people with personality disorder seem able to access their treatment. 
  • Services are more readily available in high, medium and low secure forensic settings for both men and women with personality disorder in the NHS and independent sector. However, there is a limited level of specialist forensic services within community-based settings.
  • There is some adherence to Government policy standards for the treatment of personality disorder across services in the region, but there is a wide disparity in the service models adopted in bothforensic and non-forensic settings