Clarion Ward – Complex Personality Disorder Service for Women with Disordered Eating

Gender: Female

Age: 18+

Beds: 14

Clarion Ward at Cygnet Nield House is a complex personality disorder service for women with a dual diagnosis of personality disorder and co-morbid disordered eating. Both aspects can be treated simultaneously, with the appropriate specialist therapeutic input provided.

The service offers a phased treatment pathway which aims to help the individual service user understand and plan their journey through treatment. Clarion Ward focuses on the need for treatment to be collaborative with service users taking account of individual need, evidence based, driven by multi-disciplinary understanding, support and interventions. This allows the service user to progress through the service and increase their quality of life and functioning

Our multi-disciplinary team (MDT):

  • Consultant Psychiatrist
  • Psychologist
  • Assistant Psychologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Dietitian
  • Hospital Manager
  • Registered Mental Health Nurses (RMN)
  • Registered General Nurses (RGN)
  • Healthcare Support Workers
  • Therapy Co-ordinator

Our therapies and interventions:

  • Trauma recovery empowerment model
  • Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT)
  • Radically Open Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (RO-DBT)
  • Informed Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • The Flash Technique
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)

Our service user profile:

    • Female, aged 18+
    • Primary diagnosis of emotionally unstable personality disorder (other personality disorder types will be considered)
    • May be detained under the Mental Health Act or informal
    • Meet the diagnostic criteria for EUPD patients with co-morbid disordered eating
    • May present with co-morbid presentations:
      • Self-harm
      • Self-neglect
      • History of substance misuse
      • Complex needs
      • Disordered eating
    • May have a history of trauma and/or abuse
    • May have experienced previous placement breakdowns
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Referrals are now being taken and can be made by contacting the Cygnet referrals team via 0808 164 4450 or by emailing [email protected].

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