This section brings together a range of information and resources related to ‘psychosis’, aimed at our diverse membership (including people with lived experience of psychosis, their family/friends and mental health professionals). So, whether you’re someone trying to make sense of their own experiences and find support, or a therapist looking for ideas and inspiration – we hope you can find what you’re looking for here.
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This Section Includes
This section is specifically aimed at those wanting to know more about experiences termed as ‘psychosis’, including people who have been told that they experience psychosis and their family and friends. Workers new to the field may also find this section helpful to give them a solid grounding.
Personal Experience of Psychosis
Often the best way to understand ‘psychosis’ is to listen to someone who has experienced it themselves. This section brings together a range of resources where people who have experienced psychosis (either first hand or as a supportive friend or family member). It includes written experiences, creative expressions and videos.
Psychological & Social Approaches to Psychosis
This provides an introduction to some of the diverse approaches to working with, and supporting, people who experience psychosis. It includes an overview of each approach, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Hearing Voices Groups, Family Interventions, Art Therapy and Therapeutic Communities.
Personal Experience of Psychological & Social Approaches
This section draws together a range of people’s experiences of psychological and social approaches to psychosis. We are including people’s experiences of these approaches both as therapist/practitioner and as client/participant. Accounts include the things that have been helpful, as well as those that have been challenging or unhelpful. After all, life is rarely straightforward and we learn by embracing the difficulties alongside our successes.
Accessing Psychological or Social Support
This section includes an overview of what support you are entitled to, according to Clinical Guidance. As well as the options for going beyond this. Our aim is to help signpost people in the right direction to better enable informed choice and increase access to the diverse range of psychological and social approaches.
ISPS Book Series
Routledge publish a range of high quality books on topics relating to psychosis, as part of the ISPS book series. This section provides an up to date list of titles, along with purchasing information (including discounts for ISPS UK members).
NICE Guidelines Feedback
NICE guidelines offer guidance, advice and quality standards for health, public health and social care. ISPS UK has been using the expertise of its committee and its members to give feedback and recommendations to guidelines when they are given the opportunity. This section will include all the feedback sent to NICE about certain guidelines whether these are finalised versions or drafts.
Links to Other Websites, Useful Organisations & Resources
ISPS UK does not exist in a vacuum – there are a range of other agencies and networks that can provide information, support and guidance on topics relating to psychosis. In this section we highlight a selection of these to signpost you in the right direction. If you have any suggestions for useful links/resources – please email us.