Survivors of psychosis

Survivors of psychosis

ISPS and its membership officially welcomed the involvement of survivors pf psychosis with the election of the first person with lived experience onto the Executive Committee (EC) in 2012. Since then, at least one of the eight members of the current EC are survivors and ISPS is continually working towards expanding the participation of survivors in the work of the society. The International Conference of ISPS in New York in 2015 included presentations and workshops led by survivors and a very popular survivor/nurse joint presentation from colleagues in Norway. The 20th International Conference of the ISPS further expanded the involvement of people with lived experience and also nurses in the ISPS further information

Further information for people with lived experience about recovery from psychosis can be found on the ISPS Learning Tools pages.

Suggested reading from the members of the ISPS survivors e-mail group

Psychosis as a Personal Crisis by Marius Romme and Sandra Escher
The Seduction of Madness by Edward Podvoll
Rethinking Madness by Paris Williams

Anatomy of an Academic by Robert Whitaker
Alternatives Beyond Psychiatry by Peter Stastny and Peter Lehmann

Useful links

European Network Users survivors Psychiatry

World Network Users Survivors Psychiatry

Hearing Voices Network UK

Mad in America

Hope for recovery article

Information about CBT for psychosis

Schizophrenia Commission Report (UK)

The Icarus

What is Intentional Peer Support (IPS)

What Recovery Means to Us

Service users / survivors group

Are you a survivor of psychosis? ISPS International maintains an e-mail discussion group for ISPS members who have lived experience. The members of the group support each other, discuss and debate issues relevant to their experiences, and liaise with the ISPS Executive Committee. If you are interested in joining this group please e-mail for further information.