The British and Irish Group for the Study of 'Personality Disorder' was formed in 1999 to provide a forum for networking in the field of 'personality disorder'.
The group organises one main event each year which is a stimulating conference with relevant keynote talks from a variety of fields with presentations of new research, service developments, user invovlement and workshops. Our last conference was in Cardiff.
Our next Community of Practice is in London on the 11th of May.
Additionally, BIGSPD are currently working towards developing a learning community which can support and connect individuals in working with people with a diagnosis of 'personality disorder' and will therefore be facilitating and coordinating learning regular events to share, thinking, innovation and significant developments which will enhance our efforts to reduce distress and improve lives. The first Community of Practice event was December 2016 in Leeds - please see the Communities of Practice page for further details.
To find out more about the term 'personality disorder', please visit www.personalitydisorder.org.uk
This is also a useful place to find out about treatment services for people with a diagnosis of 'personality disorder' in the UK
Please use the links above to find out more about who we are and what our group is doing. Follow us on Twitter @BIG_SPD for regular updates on our events and other news on research about the diagnosis of 'personality disorder' and development of support and services.
BIGSPD Invitation to tender, May 2018
BIGSPD is seeking administrative and logistical support for the next 3 years. Please see the attached invitation which sets out the parameters.
You can contact Piyal Sen for the accounts if you wish to have them. Julia Blazdell and Oliver Dale are happy to be contacted if you seek clarification. We would need to have your submission by Tuesday 29th May to be considered.
Responses should be received in electronic form within 3 weeks to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com and the decision will be decided by the BIGSPD Executive by vote.