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16:00 - 17:00 27 April 2016

Evidence for the whole system approach in the management of people with complex psychosis


Seminar room Wing A Maple House | 149 Tottenham Court Road (link Map)
Tottenham Court Road | London | W1T7NF | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Professor Helen Killaspy, Professor of Rehabilitation Psychiatry, Division of Psychiatry

Speaker Helen Killaspy: Over 10% of people newly diagnosed with psychosis will develop severe and complex problems requiring mental health rehabilitation services. Due to their lengthy admissions and high support needs on discharge to the community, this group absorb 25-50% of the total health and social care budget assigned for mental health. Despite this, there has been little research to guide clinicians and commissioners of services in the most effective interventions and approaches. The complex psychosis research group at UCL has been attempting to address this evidence gap in recent years through a number of related programmes of research. The REAL study (Rehabilitation Effectiveness for Activities for Life) focussed on inpatient mental health rehabilitation services and comprised a national survey in England, the development and testing of a staff training intervention through a cluster randomised controlled trial, and a naturalistic cohort study.


Berni Courtney