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(NICE) Rehabilitation in adults with complex psychosis and related severe mental health conditions

14 January 2020

This guideline covers mental health rehabilitation for adults aged 18 and over with complex psychosis and related severe mental health conditions.

It aims to ensure people can have rehabilitation when they need it and promotes a positive approach to long-term recovery.

It includes recommendations on organising rehabilitation services, assessment and care planning, delivering programmes and interventions, and meeting people’s physical healthcare needs.

The BPS is looking to feed into this guideline to make sure that psychology is properly represented as a discipline.

The guideline committee have discussed the importance of providing additional psychological interventions but could not recommend a specific intervention because of the lack of evidence.

Instead they recommended possible interventions to consider and emphasised that these should be based on psychological assessment, formulation and consideration of each person’s preferences.

This is a great opportunity for psychologists from backgrounds such as psychosis and complex mental to have their say on this important guideline.

Getting Involved

Send your comments to [email protected] using the response form.

The deadline for responses is the end of play on Friday the 24th of January.

Please note:

  • The society will only produce ONE response to any consultation.
  • Any response that goes under the society logo MUST be signed off by the relevant Board Chair and Branch Chair in the case of Devolved Nations.
  • Responses on behalf of particular Divisions / Faculties / Member Networks are not permitted under any circumstances.
  • Please do refer to the British Psychological Society Consultation Processes document which is attached before writing and sending any comments
  • Please ensure that all comments are based on Published Evidence and not solely on clinical opinion


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