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iATTp Recruitment open: Investigation of Attention Training Technique for people who experience psychosis

iATTp Recruitment, According to previous research, people who have experiences that can be described as psychosis, such as hearing voices or having beliefs that others do not seem to share, may have unhelpful patterns of thinking that pull at their attention. People can get locked into this self-focused attention which may reinforce and maintain these experiences.   Attention Training Technique has emerged in the literature as an intervention that can be effective in treating difficulties such as generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. The current research aims to investigate whether this intervention is also helpful for people with experiences of psychosis.   What is Attention Training Technique? Developed by Professor Adrian Wells in 1990 for use in Metacognitive Therapy, Attention Training Technique involves active listening and focusing...

What Is Stigma

WHAT IS STIGMA is a resource by the team at the Psychosis Research Unit which provides an explanation on the stigma and discrimination that people with mental health difficulties sometimes face.   By breaking down the types of stigma into public stigma and internal stigma, the leaflet offers personal accounts from people who have experienced them. The degree to which stigma has been experienced by people who have been diagnosed with psychosis are further explored.   The leaflet also highlights ways in which there have been developments in tackling stigma at a national and an international level.   To access a copy of the WHAT IS STIGMA leaflet, please CLICK HERE ...

Well Known Voice Hearers

WELL KNOWN VOICE HEARERS is a resource by the Psychosis Research Unit team which offers personal accounts of several famous people who have had experiences of hearing voices or have chosen to speak out about their mental health difficulties.   Understanding that even public figures are perhaps going through similar experiences may help break down stigma and inspire others to speak someone at a time that is right for them.   The leaflet also highlights how common mental health problems are in society by comparing the figures to famous landmarks and places.   To access a copy of the WELL KNOWN VOICE HEARERS leaflet, please CLICK HERE ...

Myths and Facts about Psychosis

MYTHS AND FACTS ABOUT PSYCHOSIS is a resource from the team at the Psychosis Research Unit which attempts to tackle some the common myths about psychosis by providing the facts about mental health. The leaflet also highlights campaigns which have been established with the aim of tackling stigma within mental health; the “1 in 4 of us” and the “Only Us Campaign”. To access a copy of the MYTHS AND FACTS ABOUT PSYCHOSIS leaflet, please CLICK HERE ...

A blueprint for protecting physical health in people with mental illness

The Lancet Psychiatry Commission a blueprint for protecting physical health in people with mental illness, will be launched at the 19th WPA World Congress of Psychiatry in Lisbon, Portugal, on August 21, 2019.   Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Colleagues Dr Rebekah Carney (from The Youth Mental Health Research Unit) and Dr David Shiers (Psychosis Research Unit) are contributing authors in the latest The Lancet Psychiatry Commission. Dr Rebekah Carney, Youth Mental Health Research Unit: Rebekah.carney@gmmh.nhs.uk Dr David Shiers, Psychosis Research Unit: David.shiers@doctors.org.uk   People with mental illness have an increased risk of physical disease, as well as reduced access to adequate health care. Physical-health disparities are observed across all mental illnesses in all countries. The high rate of physical comorbidity, which often has poor clinical management, reduces life expectancy for...