Waterview Centre personality disorder service - referrals
The Waterview Centre aims to help people who have long-standing emotional and interpersonal problems resulting from personality disorder. People may have been given a formal diagnosis of personality disorder, or have no clear diagnosis but significant problems related to their personality.The service is specifically designed for people with self-harming behaviour and chaotic or unstable relationships, especially those who have a history of using A&E or inpatient mental health services at times of crisis (people in cluster 6, 7 or 8). We do not work with people with a primary diagnosis of schizophrenia or bipolar I, but do work with people with anxiety and depression and other non-psychotic mental illnesses. We do not work with people who are dependent on alcohol or other drugs, but do work with people who have harmful use of alcohol and drugs.
Treatment programmeWe offer an 18-month group-based treatment programme, which includes individual sessions and group-based therapy. All people who use the programme have a key worker who (depending on the client's needs) will also be the CPA care-coordinator or their lead professional. Our group programme includes mentalisation based treatment and skills-based groups. People may be offered one or two groups a week depending on their needs. Group work aims to give service users the opportunity to consider relationships with others, explore perceptions and misunderstandings and transfer these skills into their daily life.
Referral processWe are contracted to provide treatment for service users registered with a GP in Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster. Unfortunately, we are currently unable to take out-of-area referrals. We accept referrals from any registered mental health professional but not those from primary care. There is no standard referral form required from CNWL services to the Waterview Centre, but when you refer please include the following information:
- An up-to-date risk assessment
- An indication of why treatment from the Waterview Centre could be helpful
- MHCT clustering tool (in most instances the client will be in cluster 6, 7 or 8)
- Information about any other services the client been referred to
- Details of current alcohol and substance misuse
- Is the service user aware of the referral?