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Dealing with Psychosis Toolkit (DWP)

There are many ways to use this toolkit. You can start in any section and work through the toolkit in any order. Some of the topics may be more useful to you than others. Pick and choose what parts you want to work on. There are many activities in this toolkit. Some of the activities are challenging. Give yourself time and be patient. Learning new skills takes time.

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About this Toolkit and Monitoring your Progress
Information on how to use the toolkit and monitor your progress.
What is Psychosis?
Learn about the symptoms of psychosis and the six different facts that may contribute to the onset of psychosis.
What Can You Do About Psychosis?
This section focuses on the importance of learning new skills, finding good support and taking effective medication. There are some worksheets here you can use to better understand the medication you are prescribed.
Taking Care of Your Health
Information on sleep, exercise and other factors that contribute to a healthy lifestyle.
Managing Stress
Learn techniques to help you deal with and manage your stress.
Solving Problems
Here you will find a popular and effective six-step method used to identify and solve problems.
Setting Goals and Moving Forward
This section provides tips and worksheets to help you set and achieve goals for yourself.
Understanding Cognition
Here you will find useful ways that you can better deal with any difficulties concerning memory, attention and other aspects of cogntion.
Connecting With Other People
This sections contains activities to help you examine your current social circle and identify opportunities for connecting with other people.
Preventing Relapse
The activities in this section include identifying triggers for psychosis, recognizing early warning signs of relapse and developing a full relapse prevention plan.
Dealing With Symptoms
This section offers suggestions for different strategies for dealing with symptoms of psychosis.
Additional Resources, Extra Worksheets and Acknowledgements
Here you find links to other sources of information that you may find helpful. There are extra copies of the worksheets located in this section as well. And you can read a bit about how the toolkit was developed in the acknowledgements here.
Section For the Support Person
This section is designed specifically for your support person to help them best support you. You should provide your selected support person with a copy of this section or direct them to this website. And feel free to look through this section if you are curious.

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EPI Family Coping Booklet
Information on how to cope with a loved one experiencing episodes of psychosis.
What is Psychosis:
This flyer describes psychosis and its phases.
Causes of Psychosis:
Speaks about the causes of psychosis and how to decrease vulnerability and stress.
Drugs and Alcohol:
Speaks about the relationship of drugs and alcohol to psychosis.
Early Intervention:
A flyer regarding the benefits of early intervention and how it relates to long term treatment.
Goal Setting:
How to improve your quality of life through goal setting
An outline of how your quality of life can be improved through lifestyle choices.
A guide to medications used in the early treatment of psychosis.
Persistent Symptoms:
What to do if you continue to experience persistent symptoms.
Problem Solving:
A guide on strategies to assist in problem solving.
Psychosocial Treatments:
A guide to different methods of treatment.
Relapse Prevention:
How to manage if relapse occurs.
Relapse Prevention Planning:
A relapse prevention worksheet.
Social Support:
How your social support network affects treatment.
Stress Management Part I:
Stress and how it relates to Psychosis. Some strategies to deal with stress.
Stress Management Part II:
More strategies to help with stress.
EPI Service and Clinical Guidelines:
Need more information about EPI?

Client Worksheets

Download What is Psychosis?
Download What Causes Psychosis?
Download Treatment for Psychosis
Download Telling Others
Download Stress Management
Download Stigma
Download Social Circles
Download Problem Solving
Download Preventing Relapse
Download Preventing Weight Gain
Download Phases of Psychosis
Download Persistent Symptoms
Download Persistent Symptoms Ratings
Download Moving Forward
Download Goal Setting
Download Enjoyable Activities
Download Drugs and Alcohol
Download Checklist for a Good Sleep


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