Personality Disorder Service - Ash Eton Community
The centrepoint of the East Kent Personality Disorder Service is the Ash Eton Therapeutic Community in Folkestone – a one year group-based therapy programme for up to 24 members at any one time.
The Ash Eton Community is a community facility housed at Ash Eton, a large Edwardian building close to the Royal Victoria Hospital.
On community days, the Ash Eton Community has the use of three group rooms including a large community and art studio space and a good sized kitchen and dining room with an adjoining lounge area. Some rooms overlook the park and effort has been made to try to make the setting more comfortable and less institutional than can often be the case with NHS settings.
There is a four week Introductory Group, 1.5 hours per week, to help orientate potential members to the programme. This is an opportunity for initial introductions and to start to focus on what each member would like to gain from therapy.
Therapies include talking therapy, art therapy, a writing group, studio time and the leavers group.