Emergence is committed to working collaboratively with carers, family and friends of those who identify with the diagnosis of personality disorder (PD).

It has widely been recognised that carers’ needs and views have been neglected in the past but at Emergence we aim to change this by supporting and enabling carers to have their voices heard in a variety of ways.  We do this by working with carers in several areas including research:focusing research on carers’ priorities; through consultations about service developments, treatment and policy; training and education; conference presentations; online forums and face-to-face support groups.

Members of our Carers Support Group have in fact contributed most of the content for this section of the website.