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Supporting people with personality disorder in FE

This briefing sheet is about how further education providers can support people with personality disorder to access and succeed in learning and skills opportunities. It is intended for managers, teachers and support assistants working within the FACES sector, including offender learning. Health and social care and third sector providers of services for people with personality disorder who want to make adult education an option available to users of their services and to people who have personality disorder may also find the briefing of interest. This discussion presented is mainly concerned with adults with personality disorder but it is also of relevance for young people. The contents include:

  • What personality disorder is;
  • The link between personality disorder, social exclusion and policy to tackle exclusion;
  • The benefits of learning to mental health and wellbeing and the synergy between these outcomes and the recovery process;
  • How evidence based guidelines from the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) for therapeutic support for people with personality disorder can be translated into guidance to promote good teaching and learning opportunities for people with personality disorder.
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James, K.
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Leicester: NIACE
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