Durham University and Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust Joint Special Interest Group for Psychosis (JSIGP) is open to all staff working in either the Trust or University.  However, it will be of particular interest to those staff working in ‘psychosis services’ or who are involved in research within the field. A warm welcome is also extended to any service users who would like to attend. The group meets on a regular basis to discuss a wide range of topics and speakers.

The next meeting, featuring a presentation by Dr Helen Stain (School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health, Durham University), on ‘Being at ‘ultra high risk’ (UHR) for psychosis: What does this mean for youth, families and clinicians?’, will be held on Wednesday October 30th 2013 from 5.30 – 7PM in the Henry Dyson Room, College of St Hild and St Bede, Durham University (30 on this map).

Helen Stain is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Psychological Interventions at the Mental Health Research Centre and a fellow of the Wolfson Institute for Health & Wellbeing at Durham University.  She specialises in child and youth psychopathology as predictors of psychotic disorders. Dr Stain is the Lead Investigator on the Minds in Transition study (MinT), which examines why young people transition from an ‘ultra high risk’ mental state to a first episode of psychosis.  She is also a Research Fellow with TIPs – the Regional Centre for Clinical Research in Psychosis at Stavanger University Hospital in Norway.

Places are limited for this event.  For more information and to reserve a place, please contact Victoria Patton.

Service users and their families and friends who attend meetings of the Joint Special Interest Group for Psychosis can receive an honorarium of £20 plus travelling expenses.  For more information and to obtain the relevant claim forms, please contact Valentina Short.

If you would like to receive information about future JSIGP meetings via email, please sign up to the JSIGP mailing list.

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