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 Eilis Quinlan (Teeside University) on ‘Mindfulness, psychosis and interconnectivity’, will be held on Wednesday April 30th 2014 from 5.30 – 7PM in the Joachim Room, College of St Hild and St Bede, Durham University (30 on this map).

Eilis Quinlan is a Clinical Psychology Doctoral student at Teesside University, who has a
longstanding interest in mindfulness and more recently its applicability in mental health.

Abstract: It has been argued that those on the edges of psychosis do not have sufficient structures in place to allow them to study themselves mindfully. This talk will draw on personal experience and practice of mindfulness and its successful application to anomalous experiences such as voice hearing. It will also explore current research and ideas on what mindfulness is and its future within healthcare. Reflections will be given on the recent design and implementation of a group-based mindfulness intervention within a community psychosis team.

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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