Barnet Personality Disorder Team
Barnet Personality Disorder Team is a dedicated non-forensic service for people with severe and moderate personality disorder.
Barnet Personality Disorder Team,
Ground Floor (Level 2),
The Springwell Centre,
Barnet EN5 3DJ
Tel: 020 8702 4033 / 0208 702 4394
Operating Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM, Monday-Friday, excluding Bank Holidays
What We Offer
Barnet Personality Disorder Team is a dedicated non-forensic service for people with severe and moderate personality disorder. The aim of the service is to help people with severe interpersonal difficulties to function better and to support the families and friends of these individuals. The service aims to enable people to manage their emotional states and interpersonal relationships.
The service offers treatment using Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT). MBT is one of the treatments recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence for personality disorder. MBT consists of a short-term psycho-education group, and then an 18 month, twice weekly treatment programme, which is made up of individual and group therapy sessions. The service also offers support to help people engage in education, voluntary, employment or social opportunities.
A specialist consultation and liaison service is also offered to all of the other community and inpatient mental health teams in Barnet.
How You Can Access Our Service
We accept referrals from psychological therapists based within the community mental health teams in Barnet. We are unable to accept self-referrals or referrals from GPs. The first step after referral is a comprehensive assessment, which usually takes place over several meetings.
Who Is This Service For?
People aged 18 and over can access this service. The treatment programme takes place at the Springwell Centre at Barnet General Hospital.
The service works in close partnership with the other mental health teams in Barnet.
Barnet Personality Disorder Team offers group information sessions for the friends, family and significant others of people who access our service. We can also facilitate meetings with the person accessing the service and a friend or family member.