Supporting Health And Promoting Exercise (SHAPE) Programme For Young People With Psychosis

Jo Smith

University of Worcester

Professor Jo Smith, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) at University of Worcester, UK.                                                                                                                                        Professor Jo Smith is a Professor in Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) at University of Worcester, Worcester, UK. Jo is a member of the International First Episode Physical Health Group (iphYs) promoting the physical health needs of young people with Psychosis in relation to their increased cardiovascular and diabetes risk.  Jo is Project Lead of a physical health monitoring and intervention programme for young people with early psychosis called ‘SHAPE’ funded through a Health Foundation (UK) SHINE Award 2014. 'SHAPE' has been a finalist for several national awards including a National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE 2017) 'Shared Learning' Award.


Physical health problems are common in young people with psychosis who experience poor health and a significant reduction in life expectancy. mainly due to premature cardiovascular disease (CVD), underpinned by metabolic... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Jo Smith (University of Worcester)
  2. Lisa Griffiths (University of Worcester)
  3. Marie Band (Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust)
  4. Briony Williams (University of Worcester)
  5. Justine Bold (University of Worcester)
  6. Eleanor Bradley (University of Worcester)
  7. Dominic Horne (University of Worcester)
  8. Richard Dilworth (University of Worcester)
  9. Rachael Hird-smith (Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust)

Topic Areas

Early intervention , Other group therapies


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