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Psychosis & Institutional Racism- ISPS UK Conference and AGM

Psychosis & Institutional Racism- ISPS UK Conference and AGM

Institutional racism is sometimes viewed as the elephant in the room in mental health and psychosis. We know that people from racialised minorities are more likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia, more likely to be subject to the Mental Health Act, and more likely to be restrained or be under a Community Treatment Order. And […]

ISPS Book Series: Series Editor Vacancy

We are looking for a new honorary co-editor for the ISPS book series, published with Routledge, to help continue to expand and develop this important strand of ISPS’s work. There are now over twenty books published in the series, further books commissioned, and a number of proposals under consideration. The opportunity has arisen as one […]

Update on the Young Voices Study at Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University Young Voices Study is just coming to the end of the pilot phase, during which the researchers wanted to gain a better understanding from young people about their experiences of hearing voices, as well as hearing from parents/carers. Through interviews and an online survey, they heard from over 100 young people and parents […]

‘Compassion & Compulsion’: ISPS UK event in Preston on 31st July

‘Compassion & Compulsion: exploring the tensions faced by service users & clinicians when people experience psychosis.’ Come and join us at an ISPS UK event in Preston, Lancashire, on the 31st July, from 18.00 to 20.00. FREE for ISPS members, tickets £6 or £4 (low waged). You can book your ticket here. Professor David Pilgrim […]

ISPS UK is recruiting Trustees to join its Board

ISPS UK promotes psychological and social approaches to psychosis. We provide a place where professionals, people with lived experience of psychosis, family members and carers can share their ideas, hopes and struggles, and can examine their differences in constructive dialogue and debate. Our work includes organising national and regional conferences and workshops on key issues, supporting the development of local groups […]

What is psychosis?

We asked attendees at the ISPS Liverpool conference: what is psychosis?

What ISPS UK has given me

Neil Thomas, ISPS UK Committee member until November 2017, shares some thoughts on his time at ISPS UK. Since joining ISPS UK and becoming a part of the Executive Committee,  I have grown not only as a practitioner within my role as a Mental Health Nurse, but as a human being, reflecting on my own […]

Thoughts on stepping down from the ISPS UK Committee

Here, Judith Varley, ISPS UK Committee member until November 2017, shares some thoughts on her time at ISPS UK.   My life changed irreversibly in the year 2000 when I found myself living on planet caring as an involuntary volunteer carer for my daughter.  ‘Planet caring’ may seem a strange expression; it comes from a  friend who maintains that once there are mental […]

Liverpool Declaration

Making Real Change Happen This conference is driven by our belief that fundamental change is needed if people who experience psychosis are to have their psychological and social care needs met adequately. The following statement, our ‘Liverpool Declaration’ sets out our beliefs about the kind of changes that are needed.  Individuals who would like to […]

ISPSUK joins call for better access to psychological therapy

ISPS UK, as part of the We Need to Talk Coalition, is one of 20 leading mental health organisations calling for better access to psychological therapy.  All political parties have been urged to ensure their manifestos recognise this urgent need.  Here is the text of the press release: 20 leading mental health organisations call for […]