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Star Trial

STAR

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="4558" img_size="full"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] What is the STAR trial? The STAR trial is a large study to find out if trauma therapy is helpful for a range of problems. It will include 300 people, across 5 NHS areas in England, in Manchester, London, Oxford, Newcastle and Sussex. The trial has recently launched and we will be continuing to recruit until 2022! To test whether the therapy is helpful, half of the people taking part...

CaFI

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Culturally-adapted Family Intervention (CaFI) A new talking therapy for people from Sub-Saharan African and Caribbean backgrounds with experience of psychosis and those close to them   What is CaFI? People from African and Caribbean backgrounds in the UK, including those of Mixed heritage, are much more likely to experience psychosis than White British people. They are more likely to be ‘sectioned’ under the Mental Health Act and experience poorer care from mental health services....

HOAX

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] HOAX Understanding Psychosis HOAX Our Right to Hope is a joint project between the Psychosis Research Unit and social enterprise Ziggy’s Wish. HOAX Our Right to Hope utilises award winning pieces created by Ziggy’s Wish and combines them to achieve a cross-media approach to storytelling. The three pieces of HOAX Our Right to Hope include the HOAX ‘My Lonely Heart’ stage musical, the HOAX ‘Psychosis Blues’ graphic novel and the HOAX ‘Our...

FOCUS

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] FOCUS (Focusing On Clozapine Unresponsive Symptoms) A Randomised Controlled Trial FOCUS Publication FOCUS is funded by the National Institute for Health Research via the Health Technology Assessment program for four years. FOCUS is sponsored by Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Having started on 1st December 2012, FOCUS will run until 31st November 2016.   Please note that FOCUS has now reached its recruitment target and is no longer accepting new referrals.   The FOCUS...

STEP WISE

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] STEPWISE (Structured Education For People With Schizophrenia) STEPWISE Publication STEPWISE is a programme of research investigating whether a group education programme can help reduce or prevent weight gain for people who experience psychosis and take antipsychotic medication. STEPWISE is a multi-site trial spanning 10 sites across the UK and is led by academics at the University of Sheffield and the University of Southampton. The Greater Manchester site is headed by PRU’s Prof...

COMPARE

COMPARE trial (Cognitive behavioural therapy or Medication for Psychosis – A Randomised Evaluation) COMPARE Publication The COMPARE trial is a pilot randomised controlled trial investigating CBT compared to antipsychotics and to a combination of both in the treatment of adults who experience psychosis.   The standard treatment for psychosis is antipsychotic medication. Antipsychotics have been proven to be helpful in reducing symptoms of psychosis for some people, however evidence suggests that many people...

iACT

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] iACT - Investigating Attention Control Training in Psychosis Thank you for finding out more about the iACT trial. Unfortunately the iACT Trial has now closed for recruitment, however please read on for further information about the trial A common problem described by people with psychosis is that they describe excessive self-focused attention (Perona-Garcelan, et. al., 2008; Cangas, et. al., 2006) and being trapped in unhelpful thinking patterns that they experience as out...

MCT

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] MCT (Metacognitive Therapy For Psychosis)  A Pilot Study To Evaluate The Feasibility Of Metacognitive Therapy As A Treatment For People With Experiences Of Psychosis.   Metacognitive therapy (MCT) is a form of therapy that focuses on unhelpful thought processes that are thought to underlie and maintain emotional distress. This includes perseverative processing such as worry, rumination, focussing on threat and attempting to control thoughts and intrusive experiences. These processes are linked to metacognitive beliefs,...

The Recovery Programme

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Recovery Programme The Recovery Programme is a five-year programme of research into understanding and promoting recovery from psychosis, in a manner that is acceptable to and empowering of service users. The Recovery programme aims to produce: User-defined measures of psychotic experiences. Several therapy manuals suitable for dissemination to multidisciplinary teams. New evidence-based therapies that are acceptable to service users. Guides for promoting recovery and models of collaborative provision of services...

Respect

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] RESPECT (Reducing Self-stigma in Psychosis by engagement in Cognitive Therapy) RESPECT Publication The RESPECT trial is a pilot randomised controlled trial which evaluates the feasibility of a brief, cognitive behavioural therapy-informed intervention for individuals with psychosis who experience problems relating to internalised stigma.   Stigma and discrimination can have negative effects on mental wellbeing in many ways. Addressing this is an issue of primary importance in recent NHS guidance for mental health...