Culturally-adapted Family Intervention (CaFI)


About CaFI


CaFI was a three year study based at Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust (MMHSCT) and The University of Manchester. The research was funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Service and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme and was led by Dr Dawn Edge, the Principal Investigator and member of the African Caribbean community in Manchester.

  • The purpose of this study was to find out if it was possible to develop and test a new form of talking treatment to meet the specific needs of African-Caribbean people diagnosed with schizophrenia and their families.

  • We also wanted to find out if the new therapy would be acceptable to service users, their families and health professionals.  

  • To do this:

    • We worked with a range of people members of Manchester’s African-Caribbean community, including service users, families, and community members
    • We also worked with advocacy groups like African & Caribbean Mental Health Service (ACMHS) and health professionals in the NHS

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More information

A summary of the CaFI study is available here:

The full CaFI protocol is available here:

CaFI study webpages are available here: