Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Developing a National Early Psychosis Network in Scotland: Survey @EdinburghUni

An Email received today from Jane and Paul Hutton, co-organisers of recent #PsychosisScotland conference on Understanding Psychosis, 26 February 2016 (my storify of tweets on day): 

Dear all,

Thank you so much for your attendance and contributions to our recent ‘Understanding Psychosis: Advances in Psychological and Early Intervention Approaches’ conference.

I very much enjoyed being part of the day, meeting at least some of those who attended and listening to all of the excellent talks.

There was a clear message throughout the day that Early Intervention in Psychosis is a recommended and effective approach for people experiencing a first episode of psychosis.  Despite this, there is a huge inequality across Scotland in terms of access to these services.

We want to develop National Early Psychosis Network to tackle this inequality.  We are looking for a strong representation from experts by experience and from a broad range of professional disciplines.  As a national network, we would look to establish leads in each health board across Scotland and together build a cohesive strategy to address these important issues and ultimately improve service provision for people experiencing a first episode psychosis in Scotland. 

We have put together a survey to establish interest in such a network and begin to tally up what I’m sure will be a huge resource of expertise and experience.  

Please follow the link below to access this: 

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/53PHYKT 

We have also included questions to help gauge the level of support for 2 key statements:
  1. People experiencing a first episode of psychosis should have equal access to evidence based, multi disciplinary, early psychosis services. 
  2. A commitment to early Intervention in psychosis should remain in the Mental health strategy for Scotland
Please do circulate this survey across your networks, far and wide!

Best wishes, 

Jane Hutton"


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27 February 2016 blog post: #PsychosisScotland conference 26Feb16 Edinburgh: tweets via Expert by Experience





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