What are wellbeing treatments for psychosis and where are they hiding?

Poster C18, Wednesday, October 10, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Essex Ballroom

Richard Whale1,2, Clive Adams3, Mihaela Bucur1,2; 1Brighton and Sussex Medical School, 2Susssex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, 3University of Nottingham

The WHO defines mental health “as a state of wellbeing in which every individual realises their potential, can cope with normal stresses of life, can work productively, and is able to make a contribution to the community”. Wellbeing has a wide range of determinants ranging from personal well-being to economy. There is evidence for the impact of wellbeing interventions on promotion of mental health. Systematic reviews of their impact could bring new data and quantification of their effectiveness. We aimed to describe approaches encompassed under the umbrella of randomised trials of ‘wellbeing interventions’ in general and in psychosis and to contribute to efforts made in creating a working ontology for systematic review search strategies. A broad MEDLINE electronic search strategy was developed in 2018 to identify randomised studies assessing the effects of wellbeing interventions in general and in psychosis There were 288 articles identified and only one related specifically to psychosis. Types of interventions captured were heterogeneous and included psychological interventions, complementary therapies, exercise, life-style interventions, nutrition, art , community engagement, psychosocial interventions, peer support, parenting interventions. If there is to be investment in plans to increase wellbeing it is important we know what we mean by the term wellbeing interventions. Currently, there is evidence that diverse interventions with heterogeneous outcomes fall under this term. The search terms and the ontology of treatments from this early research will help future reviews find some focus and represents a valuable starting point for work in this important but broadly-defined - area.

Topic Area: Psychosocial Interventions

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