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.
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.
30 September 2016
Have you or a loved one experienced psychosis? The Psychosis Health Integration Team is looking for a peer director to join their leadership team and help to improve services for people with psychosis in Bristol.
9 September 2016
Healthwatch Bristol has published a guide for patients and the public, to help them find out how they can make their voices heard on local mental health services.
12 July 2016
The Psychosis HIT launch, which included Psychosis on Screen, a series of three contemporary films depicting various experiences of psychosis at Watershed, brought together more than 300 people to challenge viewers’ preconceptions.
11 July 2016
Six projects relating to the work of Bristol Health Partners Health Integration Teams (HITs) are being taken forward by NIHR CLAHRC West from their 2016 project call.
1 July 2016
The results of NIHR CLAHRC West's preliminary evaluation of the ‘Health Integration Team’ model have been published in BMC Health Services Research.
27 June 2016
Our 2015-16 annual review was launched at our annual Health Integration Team (HIT) conference on 17 June. The Bristol Health Partners annual review showcases the work of the partnership and includes updates from most of our 20 HITs and a round-up of the...
15 June 2016
A timeline from April 2015 to March 2016 showcasing some of the key moments in the year for Bristol Health Partners.
7 June 2016
Three contemporary films depicting various experiences of psychosis are being shown at Watershed as part of Psychosis on Screen, a season to mark the launch of a new team that will help improve the lives of people who experience psychosis in Bristol.
17 May 2016
Psychosis Health Integration Team (HIT) Directors Dr Sarah Sullivan, Dr Simon Downer and Dr Martin Jones give an update on what they've achieved since being endorsed by the Bristol Health Partners Executive in October 2015.
16 May 2016
The Psychosis Health Integration Team (HIT) is marking its official launch with a series of film screenings at the Watershed during June called Psychosis on Screen.
4 March 2016
The newly formed Psychosis Health Integration Team (HIT) are looking for a Peer Director to join their leadership team. The Psychosis HIT aims to hear the voices of people who experience psychosis, their families and carers, and those of staff in mental...
23 November 2015
A new Psychosis Health Integration Team (HIT) has been given the green light by the Bristol Health Partners executive group, led by CLAHRC West's Dr Sarah Sullivan, Dr Simon Downer of Bristol Mental Health and Bristol CCG Chair Dr Martin Jones.