We are very pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for a Positive Practice Award - which seek to recognise and highlight good work in mental health and mental health services.
Our approach to improving the life chances of people with emerging psychosis, has been shortlisted for the 'Early Intervention in Psychosis Award’.
It is our work where we have used a variety of initiatives to engage with people with emerging psychosis to ensure timely assessment and support their recovery, which has been shortlisted.
We’ve made it into the top three from 25 entries, so are really excited to be in the final stage! The full list of awards and shortlisted projects can be viewed here, and the winners are due to be announced in October.
Congratulations to all nominees and good luck!
Here’s some background to our early intervention in psychosis work, which has been shortlisted:
Our Psychosis Research Unit (PRU) developed a training package to enhance the skills of Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) professionals across the North region to develop their expertise in detecting, assessing and engaging with people experiencing psychosis. Once staff complete the training, and have reached the required level, they are encouraged to facilitate sessions to train other mental health professionals.
We’ve also developed a new resource to help young people experiencing psychosis for the first time look after their physical health and maintain a healthy routine.
Our Early Intervention in Psychosis teams and the PRU work with local partners, like local non-profit organisation Ziggy’s Wish and The University of Manchester, to carry out mental health research projects and provide service users with access to innovative clinical research trails.