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POWIC Partners


As part of SANE's aim to increase the scope of POWIC as a centre for multi-disciplinary research, we have partnered with the following people and organisations.


Professor Daniel Freeman


Professor_Daniel_FreemanNew research led by Professor Daniel Freeman is being carried out at POWIC to develop the understanding and treatment of delusions and hallucinations.

The research is part of a five-year programme of work to improve cognitive-behavioural therapy for paranoia. Click here to learn more about Professor Freeman's work.

Click here to watch Professor Freeman describe a research study that reveals the extent of paranoia in the general public.

 


OXTEXT


OxtextTrue Colours is an electronic system for self-monitoring and management of symptoms in long-term health conditions. Originally developed by Professors John Geddes and Guy Goodwin in the mood disorders clinic in Warneford Hospital, Oxford, for patients with bipolar disorder, it has since been expanded to be used with many other mental health disorders. Patients answer standardised questionnaires via email, text message or the internet, and responses are converted into a simple graph that is shared with both the patient and their clinician.

The aim of True Colours is to assist patients in gaining a better understanding of their condition by helping them to identify how their actions influence their symptoms and how to identify early signs of relapse. In this way patients can turn better self-knowledge into better self-management.

The True Colours system also includes the facility to respond to personalised questions that can be created by the patient, and the ability for both patients and clinicians to write notes on the graph. The system has been rolled out across all adult community mental health teams at the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, together with a series of Feeling Well with True Colours supporting booklets.