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Service User Network (SUN) service

We can help if you’re living with an emotionally unstable personality disorder, or if you’re struggling with different parts of your personality such as your emotions, impulsivity, self-worth, or relationships.

We provide help through our community peer support groups across Berkshire.

You can access our service, whether you have a formal diagnosis or not.

We can help if you’re living with an emotionally unstable personality disorder, or if you’re struggling with different parts of your personality.

It may be that you’re having difficulties with relationships, being impulsive, or managing your emotions.

Our aim is to support you in the community and reduce the need for further intervention from crisis services.   

Peer support groups

We offer support through peer groups, which means people helping others by using their own experiences as a guide for others.

All our group members are valued as experts because of their experiences. Becoming part of our groups means you can get the support you need and have the opportunity to help others by sharing your own experiences.

Our service is suitable if you’re comfortable talking with others in group settings.

We do this through several different ways, such as:

  • Supporting you to learn the different coping skills that can help you through difficult times
  • Introducing you to support groups in communities across Berkshire
  • Guiding you to other services we work with if we think it will help you if required 

In each group we’ll ask you to check in and check out, which will help us better understand how you’re feeling what you hope to get from the sessions each time you attend.

In your first two sessions we’ll support you to develop a crisis and support plan.

Please get in touch if you would like to try a group session with us.

You must be aged 18 and over, live in Berkshire, and be registered with a GP in Berkshire.

You can join SUN whether you have a formal personality disorder diagnosis or not, even if you’re being supported by another service.

You can access and self refer yourself to us. Contact our team to find out more.

Call 0300 365 8000

Email SUNteam@berkshire.nhs.uk

You can contact us by calling or emailing. 

Call 0300 365 8000

Email SUNTeam@berkshire.nhs.uk


Erlegh House

University of Reading
Earley Gate, Whiteknights Road

Our team is available for contact at the following opening times.

Day of the week Opening times
Monday 9am to 5pm
Tuesday 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 9am to 5pm
Thursday 9am to 5pm
Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Our mental health teams and services, including Talking Therapies, are available if you need support. 

Find out how to access mental health support (opens new browser tab)

You can also find resources and guides on our website to help you if you need more advice.  

Resources to help with your mental health wellbeing (opens new browser tab)

Our Neurodiversity Passport can help you communicate your needs to our staff. It covers sensory processing, your communication preferences, and topics that might make you feel anxious and overwhelmed, so that we can support you.   

Read about our neurodiversity passport