Sussex Psychosis Research interest Group (SPRiG)

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Welcome to SPRiG

The Sussex Psychosis Research interest Group (SPRiG) incorporates clinical and academic researchers within the University of Sussex, Brighton and Sussex Medical School and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The SPRiG group is part of the Clinical and Developmental research group at the University of Sussex.

Current research includes the contribution of genetics, neuroimaging, psychological processes, health and social contexts to psychosis and well-being outcomes; the development of new psychological therapies, including third wave CBT and computer-based therapies; understanding and addressing childrens’ and adolescents’ attitudes to psychosis, to promote positive non-stigmatising schema; and earlier engagement in help seeking.

We host SPRiG seminars on the last Thursday of the month, at 5pm-6pm, at University of Sussex or Sussex Education Centre. Please click here for the SPRiG 2016 seminar listing. 

Follow us on Twitter for updates on psychosis new items, research projects and psychosis events. @SPRiGSussex 


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Independent commission calls for overhaul of psychosis services

The Schizophrenia Commission has called for a radical overhaul of treatment services for people who have been given a diagnosis of schizophrenia.

The independent commision published yesterday, stated that schizophrenia remains a much misunderstood and stigmatised term- and that mental health services are not providing care of a high enough quality to help people with their recovery.

Download the  summary of The Schizophrenia Commission's report.

SPRiG Research Ideas Forum 

We are interested in hearing more from you - what ideas do you have for psychosis research? What kind of research would you like to see being done?

You can use our new SPRiG Research Forum to share your thoughts. Click on the SPRiG Research Ideas Forum link below for more information and to start posting.

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SPRiG Director: Dr. Kathy Greenwood
School of Psychology
University of Sussex
East Sussex
United Kingdom

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The Sussex Psychosis Research interest Group (SPRiG) incorporates clinical and academic researchers within @sussexuni @bsmsmedschool & @withoutstigma

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