The Psychosis Health Integration Team (HIT) is a team of people who experience psychosis, their families and carers, academics, mental health professionals, commissioners, service providers and other experts. They are working together to improve the lives of people with psychosis in Bristol. They aim to make the region a national leader in psychosis services, support and treatment. They will do this by hearing from people who experience psychosis and their supporters.
28 January 2022
Our team welcomed two new members at the end of 2021 and start of 2022 as Connie Shiridzinomwa and Heidi Andrews joined as Senior Project Managers. Heidi is with us two days per week, working with the Sexual Health Improvement Programme and Kidney Dise...
20 July 2021
Psychosis HIT Directors Dr Sarah Sullivan, Dr Simon Downer, Dr Martin Jones and James Robinson look back on the team’s activities from the past year. Although the Psychosis HIT has been officially ‘on pause’ over the last year, important work relat...
4 February 2020
Martha has been part of the HIT since 2016 and her contribution has been extremely valuable to the team's work on improving support for people with psychosis. Here, she reflects on her time with the HIT.
5 June 2019
Bristol Health Partners Health Integration Teams (HITs) have attracted nearly £2.9 million in research funding to Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire during 2018-19, for nearly 40 different projects.
24 September 2018
Mental health inpatient wards can be traumatising for people with psychosis. Bristol Health Partners and CLAHRC West want to co-design peer support to address the root causes of this and help rewrite the psychosis narrative.
24 September 2018
Bristol Health Integration Teams (HITs) have secured £1,438,000 of funding in the first quarter of 2018/19. This impressive contribution to the local health and care system is the result of efforts from a range of HITs.
15 June 2018
Bristol Health Partners Health Integration Teams (HITs) have attracted nearly £4.7 million in funding to the local health system in 2017-18.
24 April 2018
Psychosis Health Integration Team (HIT) Directors Dr Sarah Sullivan, Dr Simon Downer, James Robinson and Martha Sneyd give an update on the team's activities in 2017-18.
2 February 2018
How can people who experience psychosis, those close to them, health professionals, activists and researchers build a new story about psychosis where thriving and resilience are a potential outcome, rather than hopelessness and stigma?...
9 May 2017
Psychosis Health Integration Team (HIT) Directors Dr Sarah Sullivan, Dr Simon Downer, James Robinson and Martha Sneyd on the team's activities in 2016-17. The team aims to improve the support, treatment, services and lives of people with psychosis.
26 January 2017
Commissioners, researchers and people from voluntary organisations heard from Bristol Health Partners HITs seminar on 23 January. The theme of the seminar was 'Improving mental health care pathways across the STP footprint.
23 November 2016
Bristol Health Partners and our Health Integration Teams will be the focus of a special edition of Healthwatch's monthly Bristol Community Radio (BCFM) wellbeing show on 13 December.