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GameChange Virtual Reality trial to be launched in July!

Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust and the Psychosis Research Unit have been provisionally selected to be involved in a trial of virtual reality (VR) therapy alongside four other locations - Oxford, Nottingham, Bristol and Newcastle. The gameChange project @gameChangeVR brings together a team of 15 organisations, including: NHS Trusts, Universities, The Royal College of Art, the McPin Foundation, Mindtech and Oxford VR (Nowican) @Oxford_VR_Ltd The project will be led by Professor Daniel Freeman, from The University of Oxford, Department of Psychiatry. The local team in Manchester is led by Professor Tony Morrison, Clinical Psychologist, with support from Heather Peel, Service User Researcher. Subject to approval, recruitment is set to begin in July 2019. The trial will be recruiting 432 participants across the five sites and is due...

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HOAX Using Artwork & Media To Tackle Stigma In Mental Health

What do you think about Psychosis and what does it mean to you? For years the general public has been fed a negative view of psychosis and other mental health difficulties. This is usually thanks to language and imagery conjured by the media, be it advertising, articles or TV. These societal misrepresentations result in individuals who experience mental health difficulties being stereotyped and often discriminated against.   But when it’s you, a loved one or a friend who starts to experience psychosis; what happens then? It’s well known that the stigma surrounding mental health can pose barriers to recovery; such as individuals feeling less likely to seek help for a difficulty, an absence of hope or reduce beliefs that recovery is possible.   The HOAX Our Right to Hope...