REACT – NIHR CLAHRC North West Coast
Here at Spectrum we have developed an online Relatives Education and Coping Toolkit (REACT) to support relatives of people who have had experiences of psychosis and bipolar disorder.
The toolkit was developed collaboratively with relatives, clinicians and researchers to provide information and emotional support to carers as recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
The aim of the project is to explore how REACT can move from being a research project, to becoming part of a clinical service that is available widely for relatives as part of their routine NHS care. This will be achieved by working in collaboration and developing networks with key stakeholders, clinicians and Commissioners to explore most viable ways of offering and implementing REACT within NHS Trusts and CCG areas. Learning from this project will be widely shared, and will provide information about best ways to narrow the research practice gap and ensure that treatment that can improve the health and wellbeing of people are implemented and accessible within NHS Trusts.
As part of this project a free knowledge exchange event was held in Manchester on the 9th July 2019 titled ‘Mental health carers: The Way Forward’. Recordings of the presentations given at this event will be made available on this website shortly.
For more information about the project please contact Fiona Lobban firstname.lastname@example.org