Are you a relative of someone with psychosis or bipolar disorder?

You can get online support and take part in research too develop it further.

 

Are you a RELATIVE of someone with psychosis or bipolar disorder?

Do you feel DISTRESSED?

Would you like SUPPORT and information in the form of an online toolkit for relatives?

Would you like to take part in on ONLINE research study for relatives?

If the answer to these questions is YES then we’d love to hear from you!

What does this study involve?

You will be asked some questions online about your experiences as a relative of someone with psychosis or bipolar disorder. You will be randomly allocated by computer to receive either the REACT online intervention including access to a Resource Directory plus any treatment you might currently be having OR the Resource Directory plus any treatment you might currently be having. After 12 and 24 weeks you will be asked the same questions online about your experiences as a relative of someone with psychosis or bipolar disorder.

What is REACT?

REACT (Relatives Education And Coping Toolkit) is an online peer-supported toolkit for relatives of people with psychosis or bipolar disorder which contains lots of information to help relatives, ideas of strategies to manage common problems, and stories from other relatives about their experiences.

The aim of this study is to test the effectiveness of REACT for reducing relatives’ distress and explore the costs involved in delivering this intervention.

Who are we?

We are a team of researchers from Lancaster University, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool University and University College London. This project is funded by the National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment (ref 14/49/34).

Is this research for you?

Participants must be aged 16 years old or over, have access to the internet, and be able to understand written and verbal English (we don’t currently have translated versions of the site available).  Participants must not be currently taking part in another research study evaluating an intervention for relatives.

For more information or to register your interest for the study please visit www.reacttoolkit.co.uk or contact the REACT Team on react@lancaster.ac.uk