Our Mental Health Advisors can help put support in place if you have a Personality Disorder. If you want to read some further information on what a Personality Disorder is and how it might affect you, you can find that by clicking this link.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms described, or if you are worried about your mental health, then please make an appointment to discuss with your GP as soon as possible.
Understandably there may be times when have more difficulty completing your studies due to the way you are feeling. There is support available to help you with this. If you find that your mental health is affecting you or your ability to study, please come to a drop in session at the Student Wellbeing Centre as soon as possible.
Drop in sessions:
Monday to Friday: 12.00pm to 2.00pm
Thursdays (term time only): 5.00pm to 7.00pm
A Peer led social group for individuals who have a Personality Disorder – http://www.upbeatgroup.co.uk/
Emergence is a service user-led organisation supporting all people affected by personality disorder – http://www.emergenceplus.org.uk/
Personality Disorder: No longer a diagnosis of exclusion – http://personalitydisorder.org.uk/
Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder: Printable Booklet – http://www.mind.org.uk/media/2198702/understanding-bpd-2015-online-version.pdf
Blog posts that are written by people with personal experience of borderline personality disorder – https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/category/blog/personality-disorders
A range of skills and self-help materials based on Dialectical Behavioural Therapy – http://www.dbtselfhelp.com/
Our top App: ESC Student (Free) – Specifically tailored for young adults, this app provides information on both physical and mental health, offering self-help guidance and advice on when professional support is needed.
Headspace (Free) – Guided meditations suitable for all levels. Meditation can help improve your focus, exercise mindful awareness, relieve anxiety and reduce stress.
WRAP – Wellness Recovery Action Plan (£3.99) – WRAP involves listing your personal resources (Wellness Tools), and then using these resources to develop Action Plans.