TP 165 Feasibility study of enhanced relapse prevention by key workers for people diagnosed with bipolar disorder

Lead Research Organisation: University of Liverpool
Department Name: Population Community and Behavioural Sci


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Description A training package for care co-ordinators
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact We have established a training package that can be successfully used to train Care Coordinators to implement a relapse prevention approach with people with Bipolar Disorder. This could be used to facilitate the implementation of NICE Guidelines for Bipolar Disorder which recommend relapse prevention approaches. The outcome data needs to be analysed before we can comment on whether or not this is intervention reduces relapse rates for people with Bipolar Disorder in the NHS
Description Merseyside NHS R&D Comparing 12 month outcome for people receiving Enhanced Relapse Prevention (ERP) or Treatment as Usual (TAU) for bipolar disorder
Amount £34,700 (GBP)
Organisation Mersey Care NHS Trust 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Description Merseyside NHS R&D Developing and evaluating enhanced relapse prevention by key workers for people with bipolar disorder - a qualitative study
Amount £53,333 (GBP)
Organisation Mersey Care NHS Trust 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Title early warning signs checklists 
Description checklist to identify early warning signs of relapse into (hypo)mania or depression. These can be used to allow eaerly detection and management to prevent relapse 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of Data/Biological Samples 
Year Produced 2012 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Being used clinically in local NHS Trusts. Nothing published by other research groups to date 
Description Care Coordinators to offer Enhanced Relapse Prevention for Bipolar Disorder 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact The results of the feasibility of training the CCs to use this approach have been presented at the British Psychological Society Division of Clinical Psychology conference in London in Dec 06

Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006