MP learns about Personality Disorder

September 30, 2013 10:49 AM

Local MP Tom Brake has pledged his support for the local community project aimed at people with Personality Disorder - the SUN Project.

To find out more about the condition and about the help available to local residents, Tom Brake visited the Sun Project Group in session. The scheme provides support for anyone suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder and emotional based difficulties.

The Sun Project takes the form of peer-led groups and encourages people to refer themselves. Alternatively, people are made aware of the project via their GP or ward staff at Springfield Hospital. Each group meeting lasts for two and a half hours with the venues located in either Sutton or Merton, three days a week.

Praising the work of the Sun Project Group, Tom Brake said that, "this project, with its focus on self-referral and peer-led discussion, provides invaluable support for those suffering with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder and emotional difficulties."

"The group is a great outlet for concerns, a forum for conversation and, most importantly, a network for help and advice."

Jamaal Hattan, The Founder of MHSAG, Personality Disorders and Co-founder of Carers Connected has commented that, "The Sun Project provides the community with a regular platform to meet and discuss and support each other through their distressing times."

To find out more email sunproject@swlstg-tr.nhs.uk , alternatively you can visit your GP to discuss a referral and alternative options.

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