Closure of Emergence Plus CIC

It is with great sadness that the Board of Emergence Plus CIC regrets to announce that Emergence is being placed into liquidation following a reduction in funding. As many of you know all too well, the mental health and criminal justice sectors are facing significant financial difficulty. This, in turn, has had a knock on effect on the services commissioned from Emergence.

It is with a great sense of loss that we draw the work of Emergence to a close. As a result of this situation, Emergence is unfortunately no longer able to provide any further services or respond to callers.

The Facebook and Twitter accounts will close on August 31 – but please note, as of August 15, 2016 we are no longer posting on these social media sites.

Further information regarding the liquidation process is available from: Lucas Johnson Limited: 0161 929 8666.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our members, partners, colleagues, and supporters who have helped champion the voice of people with lived experience. Together we have worked to challenge the stigma and discrimination often experienced by people given a label of personality disorder, both within services and more broadly. We hope that in these difficult times this work and our legacy can live on.


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As a service-user led organisation, Emergence has a huge breadth of knowledge and experience, from a service user and carer perspective. This places us in the perfect position to provide training and consultancy services to any organisation that is dealing with the challenges of personality disorders (PD).


Artist of the month

Out of Reach by Aimee Karen

Out Of Reach by Aimee Karen

Emergence promotes the unique and heightened capacity for creative expression of people who identify with the issues and symptoms surrounding the diagnosis of personality disorder.

We are proud to display in the website Gallery a breadth of contemporary art, design and the written word produced by our members – and once a month we choose our ‘Artist of the Month’. Would you like your art displayed here? Find out how by following the link above.

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Our service users area has advice on how to get help along with guides to the therapies, treatments and medications that are available to help in coping with a personality disorder diagnosis.


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Our carers area has advice on caring for someone with a personality disorder diagnosis. You can also read other carers experiences in My Story and find out about our carers support group.


Want to know about personality disorder?

Our personality disorder area tells you all about the different types of personality disorder along with the causes and how it is diagnosed.



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