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About ReACH

ReACH is dedicated to facilitating research and scholarship that improves the health and wellbeing African Caribbean people.

ReACH is headed by Dr Dawn Edge, Senior Lecturer at The University of Manchester and Researcher at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Dawn was Principal Investigator on a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Service and Delivery Research (HS&DR) funded study to develop Culturally-adapted Family Intervention (CaFI) for African Caribbean people diagnosed with schizophrenia and their families. This study started Sept 2013 and ran for 3 years.

The team have received further funding to refine and adapt CaFI with African families. Following this refinement work, CaFI will be tested with African and Caribbean service users and their families in 6 NHS sites across England. The project will start in April 2019.

Dawn and her team were awarded a NIHR Research For Patient Benefit (RfPB) grant to fund a project titled, 'Co-production and evaluation of an e-learning resource to improve knowledge about schizophrenia and engage with services in African Caribbean families' (CaSPER). The team  developed and tested the resource together with African Caribbean families. This study run from May 2015 until August 2018.

A number of related PhD and Masters student projects are being conducted alongside these studies.

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