Today I accepted the unconditional offer of admission, undertaking a PhD in Clinical Psychology over 3 years at the University of Edinburgh, starting September 2017:
"PhD proposal title 'Investigating alternative crisis house and safe
haven models from the perspective of lived experience: evidencing how
the journey through psychoses and severe emotional states may be made
safer and more secure by avoiding hospital treatment'
This action research PhD will employ a range of methods to investigate
crisis houses and safe havens which exist in the UK and abroad, seeking
good practice models and positive recovery outcomes, testimonies from
people who have used alternative (to hospital) crisis services, hearing
from staff working in these resources. To build up a picture, a map of
what services exist, how they have been developed, any challenges along
the way, the budgeting structure, the involvement of people with lived
experience and their Carers or family members, collaborations and
partnerships, and any other details which will help to evidence the
benefits of safe haven crisis houses."
Co-supervisors: Professor of Clinical Psychology Matthias Schwannauer and Dr Rosie Stenhouse, Mental Health Nursing Researcher. Academic Mentor: Professor of Psychological Therapy Andrew Gumley, University of Glasgow.
Letter received from Scottish Government regarding PhD funding:
Letter received from Stephen Gethins MP wishing me good luck with PhD: