Centre of Expertise in Personality Disorder

High-quality, bespoke personality disorder training courses to meet the needs of your organisation  

View our full training and course prospectus online here.


Welcome to our award-winning Centre of Expertise in Personality Disorder.

We are delighted to announce that we are now delivering high-quality training to organisations like yours, with a wide range of courses to educate, raise awareness and help your staff deliver better care for people with a personality disorder.

The Centre of Expertise in Personality Disorder comprises a varied and skilled team of experts by experience (people who have lived or carer experience of personality disorder) and experts by occupation (people who have experience of working with people with a personality disorder), who bring their valuable skills, knowledge and experiences together to deliver high-quality training packages for organisations like yours.

Within the centre, co-production is at the heart of all of our developments and achievements. We strongly believe that collaboration between a person with lived or carer experience of a personality disorder and a person with experience of working with people with a personality disorder is essential to recovery.

We deliver most of our training courses from 5 Boroughs Partnership's Education Centre at the Trust's Hollins Park site in Warrington, Cheshire but we can be flexible and are also able to visit you at your organisation to deliver the training if this suits you better. 

Since the inception of the Personality Disorder Hub in 2009 and the Wigan Multi-Agency Personality Disorder Strategy in 2010, we have achieved a huge amount and we are extremely proud of everything we have accomplished in such a short space of time. Some of our key achievements to date include:

Training over 1,000 people in the Knowledge Understanding Framework (Institute of Mental Health and Department of Health’s personality disorder awareness training)
Training over 1,000 people in our own bespoke personality disorder training programmes
Winning a prestigious Nursing Times Award 2011 in the ‘Mental Health’ category
Being a finalist at the prestigious Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards in 2012 in the ‘Innovation in Mental Health’ category
Publishing papers in peer review journals which demonstrate the effectiveness of our training
• Developing nationally acclaimed e-learning courses, training videos and innovative awareness and skills training packages


The Personality Disorder in Mind course has enabled me to provide better care for my clients who have a personality disorder.” – PDiM level 1 delegate

Click here to view our full training and course prospectus. You can make an enquiry or request a quote using our online enquiry form here or you can call us on 01942 264626. You can also email us directly at centreofexpertise@5bp.nhs.uk 


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