In December 2007 the Department of Health and the Ministry of Justice commissioned the development of a national framework to support people to work more effectively with personality disorder. The partnership awarded the contract consists of the Institute of Mental Health, the London-based Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, Emergence, and The Open University.
The key goal is to improve service user experience through developing the capabilities, skills and knowledge of the multi-agency workforces in health, social care and criminal justice who are dealing with the challenges of personality disorder.
The multi-level educational package includes the following:
For further information regarding any of the above courses, including programme aims and module outlines, please view our brochure below:
These high quality educational programmes are delivered by leading practitioners and service user consultants. The awareness level programme has a number of packages available including a Train the Trainers version. The BSc and MSc are available as standalone units of learning (single modules) or whole programmes with associated qualifications.
Further information on the KUF is also available at www.personalitydisorderkuf.org.uk
A video that outlines the work being carried out by organisations such as the NHS, the Institute of Mental Health and Emergence, in the field of personality disorder.
The April 2014 Pathway Press newsletter, produced by the Department of Health and the National Offender Management Service, reviewed the educational impacts of the KUF programme. The articles include many favourable student narratives about the programme.