Please note: This website is best viewed in a modern browser like Chrome, Edge or Firefox. We no longer support Internet Explorer 11.
Funder: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)/Newton-Caldas Fund
Investigators: Francois van Loggerenberg, Stefan Priebe and Vicky Bird (Queen Mary University of London), and Carlos Gómez-Restrepo (Pontifica Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia).
The overall aim of this study is to improve the mental health, resilience and quality of life of children and adolescents from Tolima, Colombia. This will be done by training (online and face-to-face) teachers and school counsellors from this region in mental health to promote mental wellbeing and the prevention and in the early detection of mental health problems. DIALOG+ will be used as a generic approach for addressing mental health problems identified in adolescents.
Funder: National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Investigators: Victoria Jane Bird, Stefan Priebe, Aneeta Pasha, Sanyia Saleem, Padmatavi Ramachandran, Lakshmi Venkatraman, Paul Heritage, Ashar Malik, Sarah Evans-Lacko, Swaran Singh
Care for people with psychosis in India and Pakistan exists almost exclusively in conventional inpatient facilities, where patients can stay for long periods removed from their social context and without effective psychosocial interventions. PIECEs will explore, adapt, and test a low-cost, app-based approach (DIALOG+) that makes use of existing resources to improve community-based care for patients with psychosis and reduce the need for institutionalisation. The overall aim of PIECEs is to improve the quality of community-based care for people with psychosis in India and Pakistan by adapting and testing this approach, and up-scaling through the use of participatory arts methodologies and community engagement.