Anna Woodall

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BACKGROUND Mental health service users are at high risk of domestic violence but this is often not detected by mental health services. AIMS To explore the facilitators and barriers to disclosure of domestic violence from a service user and professional perspective. METHOD A qualitative study in a socioeconomically deprived south London borough, UK, with(More)
BACKGROUND It is well established that the incidence, prevalence and presentation of mental disorders differ by gender, ethnicity and age, and there is evidence that there is also differential representation in mental health research by these characteristics. The aim of this paper is to a) review the current literature on the nature of barriers to(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The dissemination and delivery of psychological therapies for people with psychosis has been limited by workforce and organisational factors. 'Low Intensity' (LI) delivery, whereby staff are trained to deliver brief, focused, manualised interventions, may be one way of improving access. In this study, we piloted a new LI(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate why people with a first episode of psychosis choose or decline to participate in mental health research, using a qualitative study design. Participants were recruited via referrals from the Genetics and Psychosis (GAP) study. A total of 26 individuals with a first-episode of psychosis (nine of whom declined(More)
PURPOSE Despite numerous policies advocating for routine enquiry of abuse by mental health professionals, it is not known if such enquiry is acceptable to service users and clinicians. Furthermore, limited evidence exists on clinicians' response to domestic violence. This study aims to explore the acceptability of routine enquiry and experiences of(More)
BACKGROUND Increasing access to evidence-based talking therapies for people with psychosis is a national health priority. We have piloted a new, "low intensity" (LI) CBT intervention specifically designed to be delivered by frontline mental health staff, following brief training, and with ongoing supervision and support. A pilot feasibility study has(More)
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