Dealing with Psychosis Toolkit (DWP)

Dealing with Psychosis toolkitThere 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.

Download the full DWP Toolkit

Download Single Sections of the Toolkit

Download About this Toolkit and Monitoring your Progress
Information on how to use the toolkit and monitor your progress.
Download What is Psychosis?
Learn about the symptoms of psychosis and the six different facts that may contribute to the onset of psychosis.
Download 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.
Download Taking Care of Your Health
Information on sleep, exercise and other factors that contribute to a healthy lifestyle.
Download Managing Stress
Learn techniques to help you deal with and manage your stress.
Download Solving Problems
Here you will find a popular and effective six-step method used to identify and solve problems.
Download Setting Goals and Moving Forward
This section provides tips and worksheets to help you set and achieve goals for yourself.
Download Understanding Cognition
Here you will find useful ways that you can better deal with any difficulties concerning memory, attention and other aspects of cognition.
Download Connecting With Other People
This section contains activities to help you examine your current social circle and identify opportunities for connecting with other people.
Download 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.
Download Dealing With Symptoms
This section offers suggestions for different strategies for dealing with symptoms of psychosis.
Download Additional Resources, Extra Worksheets and Acknowledgements
Here you will 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.
Download 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.

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


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.

Psychosocial Treatments:

A guide to different methods of treatment.

Relapse Prevention Planning:

A relapse prevention worksheet.

Stress Management Part I:

Stress and how it relates to psychosis. Some strategies to deal with stress.

EPI Service and Clinical Guidelines:

Standards and Practices

Client Worksheets

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