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Dr Domenico Giacco

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Developing an ecological momentary intervention to foster behavioural activation in people with early psychosis


Service users with first episode psychosis experience problems with social interactions and functioning which can become enduring. Services offer interventions to foster social interactions and employment participation. However, depression and/or negative symptoms may cause difficulties in maintaining motivation towards pro-social behaviours.

This project will develop an ecological momentary intervention to enhance behavioural activation in people with psychosis. We expect this will include clinic-based sessions and tailored and mobile-delivered ‘motivational boosts’. Intervention development will include a systematic literature appraisal, pooled analyses of NIHR-funded studies and co-design workshops with stakeholders. The supervisory team includes the relevant clinical, methodological and digital health expertise.


Severe Mental Health


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