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Early Intervention in Psychosis - GMWP 71

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Placement Title Early Intervention in Psychosis - GMWP 71
Your Placement Contact Kate Vogl, Michael Cook - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Team Leadder

Placement Address Bentley House, Viking Works, Weston Street, Bolton, BL3 2RX
Placement City/Town: Bolton
Placement Phone 01204 483000
Placement Web Site
Your University Contact: Neil Murphy - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

  • Allocation of Mentor & Associate Mentor
  • Induction into team and building
  • Planned induction programme with each discipline, including community groups and activities
  • Information about 1st episode psychosis and treatment options

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

2 Mentors:-

  • Gavin Conhye
  • Mike Whiteley

Plus 2 associate mentors:-

  • Vicky Tonge
  • Helen Birbeck
  • Hannah Peters

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




Shift Notes:

Work hours-Monday to Friday 9 to 5

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

  • Community
  • Hospital
  • Prison
  • Supported accommodation
  • Respite

What nursing model is used for planning care?

We focus on the recovery model of care using an assertive outreach approach and social inclusion.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Multi disciplinary working
  • Engagement
  • Communication
  • Organisation
  • Time management skills
  • Medication information
  • CPA Risk assessment
  • Record keeping

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Education/involvement in CBT focussed therapy
  • Family interventions/therapy
  • Group work
  • Child and adult safeguarding
  • Multi agency working
  • Dual prevention
  • Relapse prevention
  • MHA
  • QPR Assessments
  • Students can also experience care given to the new branch of EIT-Early Detection and Intervention

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Internet
  • Website
  • Written information
  • Recovery academy
  • Team meetings
  • Participation in assessments
  • Group peer supervision

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

We participate in a wide range of research studies involving psychosis, there are ususally at least 5 to 6 studies our clients are involved with

We also employ a peer mentor research champion.

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Additional Information

We are based in a building with 2 large CMHTs and also a Criminal Justice Team, Aspergers Service and Step Down Service.

Dress code is smart casual, you will be expected to wear your ID.

Please Note: Bolton EIT  will be moving to J2, Rivington Unit Royal Bolton Hospital  , temporarily from 14th Nov for several months. Contact number to be confirmed.