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The Psychosis Research Unit (PRU) is a joint project between the University of Manchester and Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. PRU was formed in 2008 by Professor Tony Morrison and Dr Paul French.

We promote a normalising approach to understanding psychosis. We believe experiences and beliefs commonly regarded as symptoms of psychosis are often highly understandable reactions to adverse life events. Our primary aim is to develop ways of reducing the distress of people with these experiences, as well as developing ways of restoring their autonomy and dignity.

Our work is guided by our commitment to four key research themes:

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We place a very high value on collaborative working with service-users, the importance of which we outline briefly here. We encourage research that promotes their respect and dignity. To read more about our specific aims click here.