Complex Emotional Difficulties Team (CEDT)

The Complex Emotional Difficulties team (CEDT) are therapists who provide assessment and treatment for clients age 18 and over diagnosed or suggestive of personality disorder.

The team also offers supervision, consultation and training to individuals and organisations involved in the care and treatment of this client group.

Treatments offered by the service include Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT).

Referral to the team

Referrals to the service are only taken from other services within Cornwall Foundation Trust.

Formal referrals can be made by sending a brief email including the person’s details and reason for referral to:

If you wish to access the service and are not currently under the care of Cornwall Foundation Trust you can request an initial appointment with the local Community Mental health team by contacting 0845 207 7711 with the option 1 for East locality, option 2 for Mid locality and option 3 for West locality.

West – Kerrier, Penwith & IoS
Mid – Restormel & Carrick
East – North Cornwall & Caradon

To make an email referrals:

Contact Information

The team has a reception point that is manned 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
(01872) 246 884

The postal address for contact is:
Complex Emotional Difficulties Team,
Truro Health Park, Infirmary Hill, Truro, TR1 2JA

Non urgent contact can also be made via email on:

Urgent queries can be addressed to the Complex Emotional Difficulties clinical leads via Bodmin switchboard on 01208 251300




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