"Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder"

About: Specialist services / Short Term Educational Programme (STEP)

(as a staff member posting for a patient/service user),

What did you find helpful about the course?

- Distinguishing between emotional mind and rational mind

- The mix of facilitators for different perspectives of BPD, nice to have an ex-service user too. I have done courses in the past which focussed on Mindfulness, which is useful, but I liked that this course went further with practical tools to use to help me in future.

- Learning some DBT techniques and seeing that I’m not the only one!

Did you find anything about the course unhelpful and if so what?

- Having thoughts validated ….the reason for this is because I already feel like I can have my thoughts/feelings validated.

What suggestions do you have for improvements to the course?

- I think the course was excellent. The only thing lacking for me as a person at the beginning of the journey is that I would like to know how I proceed with my assessment and getting a diagnosis to enable me to access the relevant support.

- Possibly more sessions.


Response from Andrea Gratton, Team Manager, Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust

I really appreciate it when attendees take time to provide feedback after attending the courses.

We are really pleased to hear how helpful the course has been and that the tools/ DBT techniques learnt are relevant to attendees needs.

We recognise the importance of the peer worker role in this course and I am glad this is seen as such by attendees as well.

We are aware of some of the challenges faced by individuals in terms of a pathway through services and although our provision is a specific part of this, in terms of the 4 week course. We do recognise the challenges this can bring and are involved in discussions with colleagues regarding this.

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