Policy and service development implications of the second Australian National Survey of High Impact Psychosis (SHIP)

Carr, Vaughan J., Whiteford, Harvey, Groves, Aaron, McGorry, Patrick and Shepherd, Alana M. (2012) Policy and service development implications of the second Australian National Survey of High Impact Psychosis (SHIP). Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46 8: 708-718. doi:10.1177/0004867412446488


Author Carr, Vaughan J.
Whiteford, Harvey
Groves, Aaron
McGorry, Patrick
Shepherd, Alana M.
Title Policy and service development implications of the second Australian National Survey of High Impact Psychosis (SHIP)
Journal name Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-8674
1440-1614
Publication date 2012-08-01
Year available 2012
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1177/0004867412446488
Open Access Status
Volume 46
Issue 8
Start page 708
End page 718
Total pages 11
Place of publication London United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Abstract Objective: We consider insights from the second Australian National Survey of High Impact Psychosis (2010) in order to identify the key policy and service development implications.
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Objective: We consider insights from the second Australian National Survey of High Impact Psychosis (2010) in order to identify the key policy and service development implications.

Method: The Survey of High Impact Psychosis (SHIP) provides an updated description of the experiences of people living with psychosis in Australia. We discuss the SHIP survey participants’ greatest challenges for the future in light of the strength of existing literature, highlighting prospective opportunities for policy and service planning.

Results: Targets for future policy development and service initiatives are informed by the survey participants’ leading challenges: financial difficulties, social isolation, lack of employment, physical and mental ill health, accommodation, and access to services.

Conclusions: Many of the areas of need identified by survey participants are supported by quality research that may be more widely translated into effective services. For areas of need where the evidence is lacking, more clinical research is urgently needed. A targeted approach is vital to secure necessary investment in the wider dissemination of efficacious interventions and their systematic evaluation in ordinary clinical practice, enabled by both research investment and active integration of the research effort within ordinary clinical settings.
Keyword Psychosis
National Survey
Service planning
Randomized Controlled Trials
Mental illness
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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