Waves is a 12 month psychoeducational course for people with either a diagnosis or traits of Borderline Personality Disorder or Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder. 


Different health professionals may describe you as having either BPD or EUPD, although these are the same diagnosis.

The programme helps you build your confidence and self-esteem, enhancing a sense of personal responsibility in your recovery journey. The aim of sessions is to improve your daily life and empower you to achieve positive change. Through a structured and supportive programme you will learn about yourself, share your experiences and listen to other people in the group talk about their recovery, providing support for one another to find solutions to the challenges that you may face.

The groups offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. You are supported by Members of staff, Lived Experience Volunteers who have completed the programme themselves and activity assistants. 

The programme has been developed on Andresen’s model of recovery, alongside DBT skills and incorporating the 3 interconnected elements of the Biopsychosocial model. It is carefully curated to be recovery focused, offering a diverse range of learning and social opportunities, whilst challenging the core traits of BPD/EUPD. 


 


 


" It’s given me a lifeline, a purpose to live for and something to wake up for in the morning.

It’s allowed me to challenge myself and embrace my recovery. "

 


 


 

Group details

  • 12 month programme
  • Runs either Monday or Wednesday in the centre of Norwich from 10am – 3:30pm
  • Morning session focuses on self-development and learning, with topics including recovery, change, self-help and coping strategies
  • Afternoon session dedicated to creative activities, socialising and trying something new.

 


" Waves has helped me to make some progress that I’ve never been able to achieve before with other therapies.

Waves has given me the glimmer of hope I desperately needed to keep preserving and not give up. "

 



 

 

How to join the course?

If you would like to learn more or join the group please call 0300 330 5488 or email us today! You will be sent a form to complete and return to us. 

We can accept self-referrals for those with a current diagnosis or traits of BPD/EUPD. Please feel free to fill out a form and email it to
wavesmanager@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk.

*Please note the Waves Programme runs from January-December and a place is dependent on assessment. If we have received your referral you will be asked to attend an assessment between November-January.*


 
Download Referral Form here

 


" This year has been challenging but Waves has been like a support structure that has enabled me to rebuild myself in a way I wanted to but couldn’t for years.

I feel the best I’ve ever felt, and I am ready to create a life I will love. This has been everything I needed. "

 



 

FAQ's:

Why is the course 12 months long?

We follow a course structure of 6 modules where each build on the other. This time also allows attendees to integrate the skills they learn in to their lives while being supported and building connections. 

Does it cost anything?

Waves is a FREE programme, the only time you may need some money is if we go out in to the community and you wish to purchase food/drink. 

Do I need a diagnosis of BPD/EUPD to apply for Waves?

No you don’t, we understand how difficult it can be to get a diagnosis for your mental health and therefore we welcome attendees who show traits of BPD.


 
Why not have a look at Mind’s BPD/EUPD information here

 

How do I get to Waves? 

You will be expected to make your own way to attend the course each week, unfortunately we are unable to provide any financial support with this. Due to our city centre location there is ample parking and bus routes close by. 

Does the programme stop for school holidays?

Unfortunately, due to the amount of content we have to cover we run through school holidays. You will be expected to arrange childcare for this. 

We do not run on weeks that fall on a bank holiday Monday. 

Can I bring someone with me?

We appreciate how new and scary coming to a group may be but, you would be expected to attend the session alone. This is part of starting your recovery journey and protecting the confidentiality of all group members. We have lots of support in place to help you feel at ease when you start.


 


" It has been a crutch for the last year and I have been overwhelmed with how much it has helped and how much I have changed.

I am eternally grateful for this course and will be the rest of my life. I hope I stay in contact with the many people I have made deep and meaningful connections with. "

 



 

Great Yarmouth Office

28-31 Deneside
Great Yarmouth
Norfolk
NR30 3AX
Tel: 0300 330 5488

 

Norwich Office

50 Sale Road
Norwich
Norfolk
NR7 9TP
Tel: 0300 330 5488
 

King's Lynn Office

Saunders Yard
King's Lynn
Norfolk
PE30 1PH
Tel: 0300 330 5488
 

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