"Lack of support for personality disorders from mental health services in Taunton"

About: Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / Adult community mental health

(as a relative),

I am writing about the treatment of clients with Personality Disorder within the Taunton and Yeovil, Somerset area who are treated so badly. I write as a on looking relative and am appalled at the way people are treated who have this condition.

Nobody seems to have any idea of the pain these people have to endure and then to be met with so much hostility is incredibly harsh. It's about time that Mental Health Services in Somerset got their act together and change their approach and attitudes towards this group of people who really need their help. It is 'time to change'. It starts with Mental Health to change and lead by example and not to be discriminating.

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Response from Karen Howard-Grenville, PALS, Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Tomboy

Thank you for contacting Somerset Partnership through Patient Opinion. PALS will share your views with the appropriate senior managers and ask for a response that can be added to this website. in the meantime if you would like to discuss your experience of our services, in greater detail, please call the PALS service or write to us at the following address:

2nd Floor

Mallard Court

Express Park

Bristol Road



Tel: 01278432022

We are always keen to hear the views of patients carers and family members. As a Trust we take all concerns with equal seriousness, and are grateful to recieve feedback which can be used towards improving and developing our services.

With kind regards

Karen Howard-Grenville

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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