RESPECT (Reducing Self-stigma in Psychosis by engagement in Cognitive Therapy)
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 services. We are conducting a trial to evaluate the feasibility of a brief, cognitive behavioural therapy-informed intervention for individuals with problems relating to self-stigma. The trial will provide preliminary evidence regarding the feasibility and effectiveness of CBT in reducing the severity of self-stigma, promoting recovery and improving self-esteem in people with psychosis.
The RESPECT trial has come to a close and the results of the trial have been submitted for publication. Thank you to all who have participated and referred into the trial.