World’s first effective treatment to prevent psychosis has been implemented as standard treatment in NHS mental health services across England

  • Anthony Morrison (Participant)
  • Paul French (Participant)
  • Richard Bentall (Participant)
  • Davies, Linda (Participant)
  • Graham Dunn (Participant)
  • Lewis, Shon (Participant)
  • Sophie Parker (Participant)
  • Rory Byrne (Participant)

Impact: Health and wellbeing


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for people at high risk of developing first episode psychosis was established through research conducted at the University of Manchester. As a result of our research, it is now possible to deliver an effective treatment to prevent psychosis, which is important since psychosis can cause significant personal, familial, societal and financial costs. This treatment approach was subsequently adopted in the UK in national treatment guidance for children and young people (NICE, 2013), as well as adults (NICE, 2014), and across the UK’s network of 153 Early Intervention for Psychosis services (2016). The treatment is also being utilised internationally, and delivered at specialist sites across Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.
Impact date20142020
Category of impactHealth and wellbeing
Impact levelAdoption