A service helping people with personality disorders has been chosen to be part of a national programme to help people get better access to therapies.

The personality disorder service run by the Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust has been selected by Care Minister Norman Lamb as a demonstration site for other health organisations around the country.

By being selected as a demonstration site, the Trust will receive extra funding to help share the research and work it does with other institutions about the best treatments for the mentally ill.

Dr Tom Pennybacker, the trust's joint clinical lead, said: “The personality disorder team are delighted to have been chosen as a demonstration site as part of this Government project.

“It was a great opportunity to talk to the Minister about the work that we are doing at the clinic with patients who have a personality disorder and to know that he fully supportive of our work.”

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust is one of six from around the country which will receive of £1.2m of extra money as part of the programme.