Understanding Psychosis | What's New

In order to ensure people experiencing a first episode of psychosis have speedy and easy access to the best evidence based interventions to help them recover, NHS England have developed the Early Intervention in Psychosis Access and Waiting Time Standard. This states that from April 1st 2016, more than 50% of people experiencing a first episode psychosis commence a NICE recommended package of care...

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Opportunity to get involved with national psychosis research studies

CWP Early Intervention in psychosis services are helping recruit participants to two important national research studies which are looking to develop our understanding of psychosis and it’s causes; it is hoped this may lead in time to the development of new investigations and treatments for patients to help in their recovery. Participation in the studies is entirely voluntary and does not ef...

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Chester PLUS

Chester PLUS is a peer support group that provides a drop in for people over the age of 18 years to visit, chat and have a cup of tea. The group is supported by Rethink. The group is run by people who have experienced mental health problems, and can provide support for people who may otherwise feel socially isolated. People can meet socially, make new friends as well as share their experiences. Th...

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CWP achieves good results for outstanding care from national regulator

CEO Sheena Cumiskey responds to announcement that CWP has been recognised as “good” following the CQC inspection of Trustwide services in June: I am delighted to announce that CWP has been recognised as “good” following the CQC inspection of Trustwide services in June. The report, published today, shows services were rated ‘outstanding’ for being caring, ‘good’ for being responsive, well-led and e...

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The Big Life Film Project

The Wirral Early Intervention Team has collaborated with The Open Door Centre – a mental health charity based in Wallasey – and Wirral CAMHS to produce a psychoeducational film around mental health. Between November 2014 and March 2015, a group of 6 young people who have previously accessed our services collaborated with us to design, script and record the film. They decided to explore the link be...

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EI Service User Achievements 2014/15

It is always good to celebrate success, particularly when young people have faced the challenges and demands of balancing mental health whilst undertaking studies/employment. We would like to acknowledge and share the following successes achieved by East Cheshire and Vale Royal service users:   COMPLETED SUMMER 2014: * BTEC Diploma Music Performance – Distinction Merit – Mancheste...

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NICE Guidelines for Psychosis

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines give the recommended evidence based interventions for many health conditions  in the UK ………. including psychosis! Press the relevant guideline below for a link to its public information NICE website page: [do action="om-bullets"] The updated NICE guidelines for psychosis and schizophrenia in adults (February 2014). ...

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New genetic clues to the causes of psychosis

 Have a look at this BBC News story from July 2014 about recent advances in the understanding of the genetics behind psychosis and schizophrenia: [do action="om-bullets"] ‘Eighty new genes linked to schizophrenia’ [/do] Banner image of “DNA” courtesy of ddpavumba at FreeDigitalPhotos.net...

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