Research Opportunity – reducing social isolation in psychosis

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Increasing social support for people experiencing psychosis.

LYPFT have a new research opportunity and are  looking for people with psychosis to take part.

Social isolation can be a problem for people who experience psychosis and is linked with poor outcomes.

In the NHS people with psychosis receive medication, and sometimes practical support and talking therapies yet these treatments don’t necessarily help to increase social contacts.

A new 1:1 support programme has been developed to help people living with psychosis to increase the number of people they have social contact with.

The research is exploring whether this support leads to an improvement in peoples quality of life and mental health symptoms.

Research studies in other countries have been successful in helping people to make larger social networks, so researchers in the UK are now looking to see if we are able to help NHS patients in the same way.

People who fit the criteria and take part in the research will also receive up to £60 in shopping vouchers over a 2 year period.

For further information or to take part in the research please contact Alicia or Holly on 0113 855 8307 or research.lypft@nhs.net

You can also download a flyer for more information

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2019-07-24T14:01:00+00:00 24th July 2019|0 Comments

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Sean is the communications Officer at Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF) and also deals with admin and office management. He enjoys the wide variety of his role which covers things like designing reports and documents, organising meetings, putting together ebulletins, writing blogs, updating the LOPF website and social media and making sure that the office never runs out of milk. He has worked in the third sector since 2001 first with Volition and then LOPF and is the longest serving member of the Forum Central team. Previous to this Sean had mainly worked in horticulture and also had a spell managing a newsagent shop.

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