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Sutton and Merton Complex Needs Service

Who we are

Our service is for people who meet criteria for a diagnosis of emotionally unstable personality disorder (EUPD), also known as borderline personality disorder (BPD). At CNS we prefer to use ‘complex emotional needs’ as this is a more accurate description of the difficulties our clients face and is therefore less stigmatising, whilst ‘personality disorder’ may be used to refer to the diagnosis itself.


Who is the service for

The service is offered to people aged 18 to 65 with a personality disorder who present with potentially lethal self-harm, or have marked and destructive difficulties in relationships (especially risk of harm to children), or display dangerous multi-impulsive behaviours.

Patients must live in Sutton or Merton, or who have a Sutton or Merton GP.

Conditions we treat

We cover the following conditions:

Personality Disorder

Where to find us

Elizabeth Newton Building
Springfield University Hospital
Elizabeth Newton Way
SW17 0YG

Telephone: 020 3513 5000

Our opening hours

Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Who you might see / our staff

  • Team Manager: Hillary Gweshe
  • Administrator: Ms Viv Ddagirira
  • Clinical Lead: Dr Rowena Jopling
  • Consultant Psychiatrists: Dr Elena Poplavskaya
  • Consultant Psychiatrists: Dr Tanna Jenissa

What you can expect

Anyone who uses our service first gets an assessment of their mental health needs and a plan of the care and support they will receive. They will also will also have one named person who co-ordinates their care and support. This person will be called either a named professional or, if your needs are more complex, a care co-ordinator. This person should be your main point of contact. You can speak to them about how your treatment and support are going.


Referrals are accepted from secondary care teams including the adult Secondary Care Teams, Drug and Alcohol Services, Eating Disorder Service, Perinatal care, PTSD service. Self-referrals and primary care referrals are not accepted. Secondary care teams may retain CPA responsibility for clients with co-morbid conditions which require secondary care involvement such as substance misuse. The service offers treatment to adult clients with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder in the boroughs of Sutton and Merton.  Adults are defined as those aged from 18 -75 years.

Referral form

Pyschodynamic Psychotherapy Referral form

All referrals are to be sent to s&



Conditions we treat