Early intervention in psychosis: research priorities

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In his debut blog, Kris Deering summarises a paper which looks at the evidence gaps and research priorities for early intervention in psychosis.

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Power, equality, diversity and systemic change: the theory, barriers and enablers for patient and public involvement

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In her debut blog, Layla Mofrad summarises an umbrella review exploring the theory, barriers & enablers for patient and public involvement in health and social care research and service delivery.

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Peer support in mental health: understanding the evidence base, current challenges, and future opportunities #ActiveIngredientsMH

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In their debut blog, Magenta Simmons and Ellie Brown summarise a recent review on peer support for adults with mental health challenges, and present early findings from their active ingredients review on peer support for youth anxiety and depression.

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‘Mixed Emotions’: unpacking the emotional labour of service user involvement in mental health research

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In her debut blog, Siobhan D’Almeida summarises a qualitative exploration of the emotional labour of service user involvement in mental health research.

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SlowMo: an app to improve thinking biases in people experiencing paranoia

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Imogen Bell blogs about a recent randomised controlled trial of the SlowMo app, which aimed to slow down thinking patterns and correct interpretation biases in people experiencing paranoia.

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Can SMS text messages help prevent relapse in schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder?

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A group of UCL Mental Health MSc students summarise a recent pilot study, which explores the acceptability and feasibility of the Texting for Relapse Prevention (T4RP) programme for people with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder.

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Qualitative co-production: involving people with lived experience in co-analysis of qualitative data

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In her debut blog, Nia Coupe summarises a recent study on how people with lived experience can be involved in the analysis of qualitative research data.

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‘The Expert’ and ‘The Patient’: analysing Parliamentary debates on the 2007 Mental Health Act

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Alison Faulkner writes about a discourse analysis of the House of Commons’ debates regarding the 2007 Mental Health Act, which is very relevant to the current White Paper consultation on the Reform of the Mental Health Act.

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A review of patient and public involvement in realist reviews: further clarity needed in reporting of PPI

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In her debut blog, Isabela Troya reviews a review of reviews (get your head around that!), which reported on how patients and the public have been involved in realist reviews and the impact that this involvement has had.

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Lived experience in suicide prevention intervention development: review of a decade’s worth of research

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Eleanor Bailey and Jo Robinson explain that most suicide prevention interventions are developed without the involvement of people who have lived experience of suicide. They go on to make a set of recommendations for how future intervention research in suicide prevention is conducted and reported.

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