Research projects

Ongoing projects

CRIMSON - A randomised controlled trial of joint crisis plans for people with severe mental illness who have frequent hospital admissions


This study seeks to find out if a Joint Crisis Plan (JCP) can significantly reduce the number of service users compulsorily treated under the Mental Health Act - JCPs aim to facilitate early detection and treatment of relapse and are developed by service users in collaboration with staff. It contains a service users’ treatment preferences in the event of any psychiatric emergency, as well as details of diagnoses, medication and allergies and mental health worker contact numbers. JCPs are not currently used within mental health services in the UK.

Funding body

Medical Research Council

Members of the project

Graham ThornicroftPrincipal investigator
Professor Max MarshallCo-investigator

Please visit the CRIMSON website for further information