Jacqueline Sin

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The growth of early intervention in psychosis services (EIPS) has prompted needed research to provide a robust evidence base to underpin practice. The typical service model embraces key psychosocial interventions, including family interventions. A literature review revealed a number of relevant studies that recognized the role of siblings in families(More)
BACKGROUND Despite recent focus on developing family-inclusive services to meet the needs of young people with first-episode psychosis, the needs of their siblings are often overlooked. AIMS This study explored the experiences and needs of siblings of young adults with first-episode psychosis receiving support from two Early Intervention in Psychosis(More)
In recent years in the UK, the National Health Service has made policy commitments to delivering mental health services based on recovery principles. In general though, the UK mental health service providers are in the early stages of implementing recovery principles and approaches in front-line services. This paper describes the work of the Hounslow Early(More)
Psychosocial interventions (PSI), though recommended in the NICE guidelines for schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder, are not routinely available to people with a serious mental illness in the UK. Education and training initiatives to equip mental health professionals with skills in PSI have grown over the last decade; yet the literature indicates(More)
This paper describes an implementation project to incorporate an evidence-based, structured model of relapse prevention into routine clinical practice at the Community Mental Health Team in Reading, Berkshire. This project has currently reached the end of the pilot stage, which this paper reports in details. It is proposed that clinicians will adopt Smith's(More)
BACKGROUND Increasing evidence indicates that individuals who develop severe mental illness (SMI) are also vulnerable to developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), due to increased risk of exposure to traumatic events and social adversity. The effectiveness of trauma-focused psychological interventions (TFPIs) for PTSD in the general population is(More)
BACKGROUND Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are characterised by impairments in communication and reciprocal social interaction. These impairments can impact on relationships with family members, augment stress and frustration, and contribute to behaviours that can be described as challenging. Family members of individuals with ASD can experience high rates(More)
BACKGROUND Worldwide, pertussis remains a major health problem among children. During the recent outbreaks of pertussis, maternal antenatal immunisation was introduced in several industrial countries. This systematic review aimed to synthesize evidence for the efficacy and safety of the pertussis vaccination that was given to pregnant women to protect(More)
BACKGROUND Individuals who have autism spectrum disorders (ASD) commonly experience social anxiety (SA). Disentangling SA symptoms from core ASD characteristics is complex, partly due to diagnostic overshadowing and co-occurring alexithymia. Causal and maintaining mechanisms for SA in ASD are underexplored, but it is feasible that there is an ASD(More)