Around 20% of people with psychosis develop severe and complex problems that impact negatively on their day to day function, leading to lengthy hospital admissions and high support needs in the community. In recent years, this group has been missing from research and policy, leading to increased risk of neglect in the community, or institutionalisation in facilities lacking a rehabilitative ethos. Learn how Professor Killaspy’s complex psychosis research group has been addressing the evidence gap in this area.
Helen Killaspy is Professor and Honorary Consultant in Rehabilitation Psychiatry at University College London and Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust in the UK. She leads national and international programmes of research that focus on the assessment of quality of care for people with complex mental health problems and the evaluation of complex interventions for this group.