Sussex Psychosis Research interest Group (SPRiG)

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Information for people who experience psychosis, their families, and carers

Early Intervention in Psychosis Services, Sussex: Provides information about Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust services for people aged 14 - 35 years experiencing psychosis. 

Isanyoneelselikeme.org.uk is a new website developed as part of the EYE project packed with myth-busting, clear information, recovery stories, videos, apps, and links to many kinds of help and support services. It is an interactive site, with a blog for both carers and young people, where they can share their experiences, ask questions and give support to others.

Mentalhealthcare.org.uk: Awarded the Information Standard by the Department of Health, mentalhealthcare.org.uk is a reliable and accessible information resource for family and friends of people who experience psychosis. Developed by the Institute of Psychiatry, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, and Rethink, mentalhealthcare.org.uk provides information based on research findings about psychosis and the opportunity to ask questions to a pharmacist, psychiatrist, and psychologist.

Caring for yourself: Links to an eight part guide for people who care for someone who experiences mental health problems, developed by Rethink and the Meriden Family Programme during Carer's week (18-24th June 2012).

Soteria Network: A UK network of people offering an understanding of psychosis as an extreme state or acute personal crisis, often accompanied by unusual experiences. Soteria Network promote drug-free and minimum medication environments for the treatment of these experiences. This page provides a link to more information about Soteria Brighton.

Intervoice: Intervoice, the International Network for Training, Education and Research into hearing voices aims to provide a safe space for people who hear voices. The network and website represent hearing voices as a normal but unusual experience and aim to provide education around coping with voice hearing experiences using non-medical approaches.

Voice Collective: For children and young people who hear, see and sense things that others' don't. Accessible information, peer support, personal stories and events.

Youth Mental Health Network: An online forum of individuals and youth networks focusing on promoting youth mental health in South East England.

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SPRiG collaborators

Research and Development Department, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Early Intervention in Psychosis Services, Sussex

Institute of Psychiatry, London

The Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPPIC), Melbourne, Australia

Mood and Anxiety Research in Sussex (MARS)

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Research organisationsKeyboard 4

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR): A virtual organisation which supports high quality research in the NHS via multiple funding streams and the provision of research infrastructure and support systems.

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE): Provides guidance and recommendations for care and treatments using high quality evidence.

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Charitable organisations

Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health: A charity which provides training and conducts research and development work focused on improving the quality of life for people who experience mental health problems.

Rethink: Formerly the National Schizophrenia Fellowship, Rethink provides information, services, and support groups for people who experience mental health problems and conducts research and policy development.

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NHS ethics and research governance

National Research Ethics Service: Provides a UK-wide system of ethical review in order to protect the safety and well-being of NHS patients and service users who participate in research.

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Service user involvement

INVOLVE: A national advisory group funded by the National Institute for Health Research which supports public involvement in NHS, public heath, and social care research.

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Involvement: Information about involvement for research conducted within or supported by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

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Literature search resources

Cochrane library: An electronic library of high quality evidence including The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, The Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness, and The Cochrane Controlled Trails Register. Abstracts are available free of charge.

NHS Evidence: An electronic library providing access to clinical and non-clinical information relating to the provision of high quality care. Abstracts are available free of charge. For NHS professionals who have an Athens account, links to full text articles are provided where available.

NHS Evidence- Health Information Resources: An electronic library allowing users to search evidence-based reviews, guidance, specialist collections, images, patient information and books and journal databases. Databases include Medline, Allied and Complementary Medicine, British Nursing Index, and PsycINFO. Abstracts are available free of charge. For NHS professionals who have an Athens account, links to full text articles are provided where available.

Schizophrenia Library: Provided by the Schizophrenia Research Institute (Australia), the Schizophrenia Library is an online library providing information about topics related to schizophrenia. Information is collected from various research databases.

Social Care Online: An electronic library of health and social care information including government reports, journal articles, and websites. Abstracts are available free of charge.

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Forums

Schizophrenia Research Forum: An online forum focusing on biomedical research, providing researchers with research news, forum discussions, and interviews. Free membership is required to create a profile. Also includes genetic research databases.

SPRiG Research Ideas Forum: A new forum where SPRiG members and anyone else with an interest in psychosis-related research are invited to post ideas, suggestions and thoughts about psychosis-related research.

Youth Mental Health Network: An online forum of individuals and youth networks focusing on promoting youth mental health in South East England.

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Psychosis is Nothing Like a Badger

Psychosis is Nothing Like a Badger

Video courtesy of Henry (E: henrysgale@gmail.com)