Event shares good practice in psychosis


The local provider of mental health services has held a regional information event to share examples of good practice working around psychosis.

The event took place on Friday 16th September and was organised by the Best Practice in Psychosis Group, which is a regional group of specialists designed to promote the sharing of good, innovative and interesting practice in psychosis.

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust hosted the event at Fieldhead in Wakefield and guest speakers from around Yorkshire took to the stage, including Eleanor Longden, PhD researcher at the University of Leeds and co-ordinator of the Intervoice Scientific Committee.

Steve McGowan, the Yorkshire and Humber Early intervention in Psychosis lead also made a presentation on suicide prevention in First Episode Psychosis. The event was chaired by Anne Todd from the Trust and Anita Savage-Grainge from the University of York.

Together with health and research professionals, someone with direct experience of psychosis joined the quest speakers to share their experience of recovery from psychosis and talk about the care they have received from the Trust.

The day focused on issues directly relating to the practice of working alongside people who experience psychosis and those that attended were able to offer their expertise and experience to discussions. It was also an opportunity to discuss evidence-based updates and psychological or social intervention.

Darryl Thompson, who works for the Trust as a mental health nurse and opened the event, said, "This was a great opportunity to get together to share ideas and updates surrounding the care and support of somebody with psychosis. Just under 70 people attended on the day and the feedback to the presenters was overwhelmingly positive. We look forward to future Best Practice in Psychosis events."

Darryl’s involvement in the group will help to support the Trust’s own work around psychosis and help colleagues to stay up-to-date with the latest research.

You can find out more about the Best Practice in Psychosis page on group on Facebook and at http://www.bestpracticeinpsychosisnorthernregion.co.uk/

Event shares good practice in psychosis

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