ISPS UK Reflective Group

ISPS UK would like to offer members our new reflective space, a ninety-minute online forum every two months. 

All members of ISPS are welcome.

This group will be particularly relevant for professionals – GPs, nurses, peer support workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, therapists etc.- to reflect on the challenges and rewards of working with people experiencing ‘psychosis’ in the current system. 

Members who have an interest in ‘psychosis’ as one of the many forms of human experience may feel alone or alienated in their work. Others may want to share their ways of finding creative solutions. Our hope is that the group will be a source of mutual support, listening, community and belonging.

The group will be facilitated by ISPS trustees – Simon & Jess. Groups will be 12-1.30 pm on the dates below:

Friday 3rd November 2023

Friday 12th January 2024

Friday 15th March 2024

Friday 10th May 2024

There is no obligation to attend all of the available groups, and members are free to attend as many or few as they want. 

How do I join?

This group is open to ISPS UK members only, if you would like to become a member, please follow this link.

The details on how to register for the event have been sent to members. If you are a member and would like to receive these details again, please email

Previous events:

Relationships with Anti-Psychotics

This series of three webinars will explore different relationships with anti-psychotics and will be held on 15 June, 13 July and early autumn (date to be confirmed) more details below.

Conference to be held in Bristol on 12 September 2023.  Save the date! More details coming soon.

Relationships with Anti-Psychotics: Learning from Lived Experience

ISPS UK webinar 15 June 2023, 18.30-20.30

Jen Kilyon will Chair the webinar and introduce the four panellists, each of whom will give a short talk about their experiences. This will be followed by a discussion between the panellists, and then some time for Q&A.

All panellists have lived experience of or supporting others who are taking anti-psychotics and will explore their current and past relationships with them, when they have assisted them in their lives and the ways in which they were or are problematic. All our panellists have or wish to withdraw from anti-psychotics and will explore the difficulties and opportunities they have encountered in this journey. They will explore how mental health services have helped or hindered this process.

Registration. To attend this webinar please visit our booking page at

Staff Relationships with Anti-psychotics

ISPS UK webinar 13 July 2023, 18.30-20.30

The second in our series of webinars looking at Relationships with Anti-psychotics.

What are the ethical dilemmas and personal conflicts that people working in mental health services face in relation to antipsychotic medications?  This webinar will be a dialogue where health care professionals share their own experiences of inpatient and community work in relation to antipsychotics. How do psychiatrists learn to think with patients about medications? How do personal beliefs influence staff practice? Do health care professionals struggle with using medications? How are issues of power addressed in relation to antipsychotics? These and other questions will be explored by a panel of people working in psychiatry. The attendees will be invited to participate in the discussion.

Registration for this event is not yet open.

For recordings of previous events, please visit our YouTube page.