The Successful Treatment of Paranoia (STOP) study is the development of a smartphone app with activities designed to treat psychosis, specifically paranoia. The app can be downloaded to a smartphone or tablet and involves taking part in an activity of reading some text and leaning to respond to it in a less paranoid way. The study team are looking to see if the treatment works.

They are looking for:

The McPin Foundation ( together with Kings College London (KCL) are looking for people to take part in the STOP research study. They are looking for people who suffer from psychosis, specifically paranoia to join the research study as participants.

Expected commitment:

Participants will be asked to use a smartphone app with an activity designed to treat paranoia and train the brain away from paranoid thinking. The trial will involve one hour of activity a week, for twelve weeks. There will also be five follow up sessions during which the participant will be assessed for changes in their paranoia.

Commitment to inclusion:

If you do not own a smartphone, the study team will lend you a smartphone for the duration of the twelve-week trial.

The study will take part remotely so you can be based anywhere in England. A research assistant will make initial contact with you by phone and email and will remain in contact with you during the trial for assessments and follow ups.

Please apply before Friday 27th October.

If you apply to take part please let the organisers know that you saw it advertised via Shaping Our Lives. Thank you!

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