A personality disorder is a condition in which an individual differs significantly from the average person in terms of how they think, feel, perceive or relate to others. Often this can have a negative impact and can be distressing not only for the person concerned but also for family members and friends. This course explores ways of understanding the experience of living with a diagnosis of personality disorder and the challenges faced by those affected.

Learning outcomes

Students will:

  • Increase their understanding of a personality disorder – what it is and what it is not
  • Identify at least three ways in which symptoms impact on daily life
  • Explore and try out strategies that cope with the symptoms of personality disorder and develop a personal wellbeing ‘toolkit’

Course structure

Weekly sessions for up to 3 weeks

Aimed at

Anyone affected by a diagnosis of personality disorder. Supporters and carers are also welcome to apply.