Greater Manchester Lancs & South Cumbria Senate

Early Intervention in Psychosis – next stages

23rd February 2018

EIP_event_photo2.jpgSpecialists and professionals working in mental health psychosis led a day of informative and productive discussion at our Early Intervention in Psychosis event held on 9th February in Haydock.

Event delegates including consultants, nurse specialists, transition leads, lived experience representatives and commissioners heard from a wide range of speakers, including:


Professor Paul French Regional Clinical Lead, Early Intervention in Psychosis from NHS England opened the day, presenting the highlights and challenges within the North Regional.

Sarah Amani, Senior Programme Manager for Fellow of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Early Intervention in Psychosis Programme (South of England) presented a section on Dashboard development from Oxford. Her presentation was particularly well received and prompted many questions during the Q&A session.

Mike Fitzsimmons a Lecturer in Advanced Practice in Mental Health Psychosis Pathway from University of Manchester presented a session on Family Interventions for Psychosis – Challenges and Considerations.

View and download the event presentations

EIP_event_photo1.jpgDiscussions and next steps

During the afternoon, a dedicated top table discussion session enabled delegates to explore challenges, concerns and achievements, and discuss what would help in the future.

These discussions have helped inform some of the EIP forum’s future work priorities including:

  • Work on creating a shared dashboard
  • Strengthening workforce – plans to run a workshop and ensure use of the workforce calculator
  • Agreeing together how money is spent and ensuring funding is invested into Early Interventions in Psychosis
  • Sharing hints and tips for good practice
  • Continuation of the EIP forum.

The event feedback will be shared with delegates in the near future.



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