Improving talking therapies for people with severe mental illnesses

Six national projects are piloting work to help improve access to psychological therapies for people with severe mental illnesses.

Funding of £1.2m is being used to help the projects share information with other health organisations, about how they deliver the best treatments that lead to improved patient choice and recovery.

Work will include:

  • demonstrating how people with severe mental illness and personality disorder can get better access to psychological therapies
  • sharing good practice to other services and sharing how improvements in services can be made
  • providing good quality data on how services can be improved for patients and identifying the clinical, non-clinical and economic benefits

Pilots to support people with psychosis

  • South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  • Lancashire Care Foundation Trust, Early Intervention Service

Pilots to support people with personality disorders

  • Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Haringey NHS Foundation Trust, and North East London Foundation Trust

Pilots to support people with bipolar disorder

  • Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust
  • Spectrum Centre for Mental Health Research, Lancaster University