Springbank is a 12-bed inpatient recovery unit for women with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD) who are struggling to cope with the demands of life outside of hospital, despite the input from community psychiatric services.

Our ward provides an environment that offers 24-hour support with a strong recovery focus. Our aim is to help people improve their resilience against stress and their quality of life. We do this by teaching important skills, such as mindfulness, and offering evidence-based therapies such as Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT).

Our values

We believe that people with a diagnosis of personality disorder have an immense potential to improve their quality of life and learn new skills in the right environment. We believe that there is an element of hope in every one of our patients, no matter how difficult the circumstances, and we work towards increasing that hope in order to enable recovery. The ward is run with the expectation that patients and staff will share the values of recoveryrespect, and safety. We rely on these values to determine how to manage the ward, rather than on arbitrary rules.

We work within the values held by all CPFT staff.

Click on the video below to hear about the origins and philosophy of Springbank from Dr Chess Denman, Medical Director at CPFT.


The page was last updated on 10 June 2019 by andrea.bateman.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
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