Deancross Tower Hamlets Personality Disorder Service

The Deancross Personality Disorder Service offers a service for people with histories of emotional, interpersonal and behavioural difficulties. The approach we use is Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT).

It was established in 2008 as a service specifically intended to support adults living in Tower Hamlets who experience serious emotional difficulties which have a significant impact on their day to day lives. The service can be useful for people who frequently experience intense and difficult emotions, perhaps with sudden and extreme swings in mood states and feelings. People who use the service may also struggle with frequent feelings of emptiness and difficulties identifying a sense of self. All of these emotional problems may then lead to difficulties in forming and maintaining relationships, which may keep breaking down. In day to day life, lack of confidence and low self esteem may be a problem, and impulsiveness can also be a common difficulty. People may use self-harm, alcohol or drug misuse or food as a way to manage these difficult emotions, and it can become difficult to break out of using this pattern of behaviours. One term that is used to describe this whole pattern of difficulties is “personality disorder” and our service is the Tower Hamlets Personality Disorder Service.

Who to contact

020 8121 5468

Where to go

Name of venue
1st Floor Burdett House, Mile End Hospital
Venue address
275 Bancroft Road
E1 4DG

When is it on?

Date & Time Information
9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

Other details

Referral required?
Who can make a referral?
Referrals to Deancross are via a single point of entry, which are the Community Mental Health Teams in Tower Hamlets. GPs should make referrals to the CMHTs in the first instance. Please see the Guidelines for Referrers document on our website. Overall: The patient should be resident in Tower Hamlets and over 18 years of age The patient is willing to consider a psychological approach to help with their difficulties The patient is willing to consider working in group treatment. We are happy to discuss potential referrals with professionals by telephone and this is often the best way to commence a referral. We endeavour to respond to calls within 24 hours. We do not accept self-referrals.

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Address: 275  Bancroft Road  London