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