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Complex Emotional Needs Project

[Project status – Ongoing]

Those with personality disorders are often categorized as having complex emotional needs and despite the rise in this diagnosis, there is not much research on the best treatments for those with complex emotional needs. The research aims to explore the community services that exist for people with complex emotional needs and a systematic review will be carried out to assess the effectiveness of interventions in community mental health settings as well as staff and service user perspective on the support provided which will be carried out via qualitative interviews. Moreover, the research aims to understand the cost-effectiveness of community services for people with complex emotional needs.

The MHPRU held a Community ‘Personality Disorder’ Services Research Workshop on the 22nd of January 2019 to inform the project and review typologies of community ‘personality disorder’ services.