PIER Project - Connecting The Dots


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Proactive Intervention to Enhance Recovery (PIER) project: a mental health project for, by and with service users. Aimed at raising awareness about psychosis and mental health.

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PIER Project - Connecting The Dots

  1. 1. <ul><li>Early Intervention in Psychosis Service </li></ul><ul><li>Proactive Intervention to Enhance Recovery </li></ul><ul><li>(PIER) </li></ul><ul><li>Project </li></ul><ul><li>www.sabp.nhs.uk/eiip </li></ul>
  2. 2. The Need for Change <ul><li>“ Our daughter was very ill. We were sent around the houses... from pillar to post... a complicated, frustrating journey. </li></ul><ul><li>We just wanted to know what was wrong and get some help... ” </li></ul><ul><li>Parent, 2009 </li></ul>
  3. 3. PIER Project came about as a result of growing dissatisfaction with the quality and accessibility of information on psychosis, mental health and the help available.
  4. 5. Rationale Duration of Untreated Psychosis (DUP) is a good predictor for Prognosis in psychosis. Improved Access to EIIP will Reduce Delays in treatment & increase chances of Recovery .
  5. 6. Aims Create a youth orientated & accessible online platform for information on Psychosis & mental health. Reduce DUP & enhance Recovery. Embed leadership, innovation & service user involvement in EIIP & SABP.
  6. 7. PIER FOCUS GROUP <ul><li>A diverse group of individuals with varied experience & expertise in psychosis, psychiatry, psychology, marketing, leadership & web design. </li></ul>2 Service users, Assoc. Director Communication, MH nurse, STR Worker, Consultant Psychiatrist, Web Developer & EIIP Team Manager. Meet monthly to guide, implement & monitor progress on PIER Project.
  7. 8. Research: Numbers Count Too
  8. 9. Source: BUPA 2010 ‘ Health Online: Untangling The Web ’ Do You Use the Internet for Health Information?
  9. 10. A Information about medicines B Self-diagnosis C Other patient ’ s experiences D Information on hospitals/clinics E Information on doctors F Post a comment/question about a condition G Social networking e.g Facebook health page H Book an appointment I Used Twitter to post/read on health matter Source: BUPA 2010 ‘ Health Online: Untangling The Web ’ Online Health Activity
  10. 11. Interesting…
  11. 12. <ul><li>Are you thinking it defies all common sense to limit communication with young people to traditional means when all signs point to a population that is increasingly using the web to access health information ? </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>Bingo </li></ul>
  13. 14. Where Do Young People Look For Information? 3 YEARS
  14. 15. How Reliable Is this Information?
  15. 16. Integrating PIER into the Wider System PIER Website
  16. 17. Project Milestones Timescale Activity Progress May 2010 Formation of PIER Focus Group ✔ August 2010 Review research evidence on Early Int.& Health 2.0. Apply for NLC Bursary ✔ September 2010 Develop consent forms to recruit to PIER videos. Market EIIP & project via leaflets, pens, t-shirts etc ✔ November 2010 Seek favourable ethical opinion & shoot PIER Videos ✔ Jan- March 2011 Publish PIER Project report & hold PIER Conference
  17. 18. Evaluation of Project <ul><li>1. Online questionnaires - Surveymonkey </li></ul><ul><li>2. Website Analytics - Google Analytics </li></ul><ul><li>3. Video Views - YouTube Analytics </li></ul><ul><li>4. EIIP Research Project - measure any changes in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Number of referrals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Source of referrals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Demographics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Hospital admission rates & bed stay </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Use of section & private providers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Post 3 year employment/education status </li></ul></ul>
  18. 19. “ Online mechanisms are under utilised by both government and community organisations, and can provide appropriate and cost effective ways to engage young people from diverse backgrounds. ” National Youth Affairs Research Scheme (2008)
  19. 20. Resources <ul><li>Iris Early Intervention www.iris-initiative.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Young Minds www.youngminds.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Early Intervention in Psychosis www.sabp.nhs.uk/eiip </li></ul><ul><li>Institute of Innovation & Improvement www.institute.nhs.uk </li></ul><ul><li>National Affairs Research Scheme www.deewr.gov.au </li></ul><ul><li>Health Foundation www.healthfoundation.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>BUPA Health Pulse http://www.bupa.com/mediacentre/healthpulse/healthandwellbeing </li></ul>