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Family Intervention for psychosis is aimed at providing support for families who have a family member who has experienced psychosis. It has the best evidence base in relation to preventing relapse after a first episode (National Institute for Health & Care Excellence - "NICE" guidelines).

Family Intervention for psychosis is born out of the recognition that when a family member experiences psychosis, the whole family is affected. There may be questions about how it has happened, whether it will happen again, worries about the future and what to do to prevent further episodes. There may be ongoing difficulties in the present. There may be clashing expectations about what people want.


Family Intervention for psychosis seeks to offer every family member the opportunity to talk about their concerns, to reach a mutual understanding of each others' perspectives, to communicate effectively with one another and to problem-solve around continuing areas of difficulty and to repair and develop positive experiences with one another. 

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