Millfields Personality Disorder Service

Millfields Personality Disorder Service

Site Name

Millfields Personality Disorder Service

Address: Millfield Unit John Howard Centre 12 Kenworthy Homerton, London. E9 5TD

Service(s) provided

Secure, Specialist, Forensic, Assessment, Therapy

Millfields Unit is a medium secure service for adult men based in the East London NHS Foundation Trust. The service runs a modified therapeutic community model, including a mix of psychodynamic group interventions and accredited programmes (including SCP, SOTP and CALM). Individual work is also available, where needed. Developing people’s strengths is also a focus of the therapy, and Millfields offers a range of jobs, activities, sports and education.

Suitable for:

  • Male
  • Aged 18‐65.
  • Primary diagnosis or suspected diagnosis of PD. Any co‐morbid psychotic illness should have been stabilised prior to admission.
  • PD is functionally linked to offending (or antisocial behaviour)
  • No convictions for sexual offences against children as an adult.
  • Must be willing to accept transfer to hospital for treatment.


  • CPA structure including bi‐weekly ward rounds and detailed feedback.
  • Detailed individualised assessment, formulation and treatment targets for all patients.
  • Therapeutic Community treatment model including 3x weekly community meetings.
  • Orientation to Therapy (OTT): 12 session psycho‐educational intervention for all new patients.
  • Small psychodynamically‐informed groups 2x weekly.
  • Art Therapy 1x weekly (group and individual).
  • Individual psychology: offence analysis; help with specific difficulties, e.g. obsessive compulsive disorder.
  • Individual psychotherapy is occasionally available.
  • Self‐Change Programme (SCP) for violence reduction for eligible offenders 1x weekly ‘rolling’ programme. The programme lasts around 9 months.
  • OT service offering lifestyle and vocational opportunities including cooking group, picture framing, painting and decorating, gym and sports hall.
  • Substance misuse intervention 1x weekly. The programme lasts around 1 year.
  • Extensive rehabilitation opportunities, including community leave; opportunities to engage in Experts by Experience (XbX) programme.
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Opening / Clinic Times

09:00 – 17:00 Mon – Fri


020‐8510 2632 (Dr Celia Taylor, Lead Clinician & Head of Service)


020‐8510 2604

Access to Service


Referral Process

Contact Dr Celia Taylor (Service Lead) in writing to outline the referral ( or Joan Woolcock (Secretary to Dr Taylor) they are happy to discuss a potential referral on the telephone or receive an email referral. The referral should clearly identify the desired outcome (e.g. risk assessment/treatment/advice) and include the usual collateral information, including the OASys, PSR, psychiatric/psychological reports.

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Millfield Unit John Howard Centre 12 Kenworthy Homerton, London. E9 5TD