Welcome to First Person Plural
First Person Plural (FPP) specialises in working for and on behalf of all those affected by Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and similar complex trauma-related dissociative identity conditions. These similar conditions include type 1 Dissociative Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (DDNOS), and a type of Other Specified Dissociative Disorder (OSDD) which is described as DID-like. DID itself is sometimes referred to by the older and less accurate term of Multiple Personalities.
Established in 1997, FPP remains the only national membership charity which focuses exclusively on these frequently unrecognised and misunderstood conditions. The complex dissociative identity conditions are common in those who have experienced protracted repeated trauma, of a severe or extreme nature, that started in early childhood. The associated trauma is usually childhood abuse, (sexual, physical, emotional, spiritual) and/or neglect, but may be other childhood trauma, e.g. recurrent invasive medical procedures; prolonged or repeated illness of a parent or other primary caregiver.
The work of the charity is to improve knowledge, understanding, & recognition; encourage & facilitate mutual support; and move towards better access to specialist assessments with effective treatment and care pathways. We do this through training courses, brief awareness raising sessions, written information and audio visual resources, a member’s newsletter, access to online support forums for full members; and members open meetings.
We strongly believe in collaborative working with other organisations working within a similar ethos to our own and with related aims. This includes working co-operatively with a number of charities and networking groups (e.g. TAG, RAINS, NAPAC, TST, Survivors Alliance) and a close working relationship with the UK network of members of the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation, which is the specialist professional association for this field.
We welcome into associate membership professionals and others with an occupational, supporting or general interest in complex trauma-related dissociation. Full membership is reserved for those with personal lived experience of a complex dissociative disorder. Joining FPP is one simple way in which you can show your support for the charity’s work, while also receiving the benefits of membership.
How we can help
New mum runs London marathon
Katie completed the London Marathon on Sunday, 24th April and now wants her efforts to help raise money for First Person Plural. CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU Katie! Please make her (and our) wishes come true. Donate now to sponsor her marathon post-event. You can donate by PayPal, Charity Choice or by cheque. using the links on http://www.firstpersonplural.org.uk/help-fpp. In Katie’s own words….
“You’re the one that I want”
As part of her 60th birthday celebrations FPP’s founder, Kathryn, is organising a nostalgic screening of the 1978 musical film “Grease” as a fundraiser for the charity. Tickets must be pre-purchased using the Paypal button on www.firstpersonplural.org.uk/grease They are just £10.00 each and the price includes a complimentary drink and finger buffet after the film screening. A