Survey of High Impact Psychosis (SHIP)

Project Details

The Survey of High Impact Psychosis (SHIP) is the second prevalence study of psychotic mental illness across Australia and was conducted in 2010. It involved an indepth analysis of factors influencing the daily lives of people living with psychosis, with a focus on those amenable to change. Analysis of data from the second national survey of psychosis is continuing: 50 articles (published or in press/submission) have already been generated by PRC staff and/or their collaborators. Publications generated within PRC have included experiences of housing, relationships and work and study among SHIP participants as well as services delivered by the non-governmental sector.

SHIP data has been used to generate the North West Area Mental Health Service (NWAMHS) national survey dataset with comprehensive data on consumer characteristics and service usage. These NWAMHS data have been benchmarked against the other national survey sites for local service planning purposes.

A five-year NHMRC project grant, which builds on SHIP, will commence in 2016. The project grant is "An empirical framework for assessing mortality and morbidity in people with psychotic disorders: A 7-year prospective and 10-year retrospective follow-up of 2075 participants in the Survey of High Impact Psychosis (SHIP) using linked registers".  We will extract 17 years (2000-2017) of mortality and physical morbidity outcome data from state and national administrative registers. We will add these register data to previously-collected SHIP data, aiming to fill a knowledge gap on mortality and morbidity in people with a psychotic disorder. The study will:

  1. Estimate rates of 7-year mortality and morbidity in people with a psychotic disorder.
  2. Examine the impact of sets of risk factors on mortality and morbidity.
  3. Develop predictive risk equations for cardiovascular disease for use with people with psychotic disorders.
  4. Calculate the economic burden of severe and acute physical morbidity in addition to mental health impacts.

Researchers

Professor Carol Harvey

Dr  Ellie Fossey

Dr Laura Hayes

Catherine Bressanutti

James Lewis

Sam Parsons

Collaborators

La Trobe University

University of Western Australia

University of Adelaide

University of New South Wales

University of Newcastle

University of Queensland

University of Tasmania

Hunter New England Local Health District

Mind Australia

Orygen Research Centre

St Vincents Hospital, Melbourne

Funding

  • Commonwealth Department of Health and Aging - two years
  • La Trobe University Faculty of Health Sciences Faculty Research Funding-twelve months
  • NHMRC project - five years

Research Outcomes

Harvey C, Brophy L, Parsons S, Moeller-Saxone K, Grigg M and Siskind D. People living with psychosocial disability: Rehabilitation and recovery-informed service provision within the second Australian national survey of psychosis. Early online in Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry.

Haydock M, Cowlishaw S, Harvey C and Castle D. Prevalence and correlates of problem gambling in people with psychotic disorders. Comprehensive Psychiatry 2015; 58: 122-129.

Shah S, Mackinnon A, Galletly C, Carr V, McGrath J, Stain H, Castle D, Harvey C, Sweeney S and Morgan V. Prevalence and impact of childhood abuse in people with a psychotic illness. Data from the second Australian national survey of psychosis. Schizophrenia Research 2014; 159: 20-26.

Morgan V, McGrath J, Jablensky A, Badcock J, Waterreus A, Bush R, Carr V, Castle D, Cohen M, Galletly C, Harvey C, Hocking B, McGorry P, Neil A, Saw S, Shah S, Stain H and Mackinnon A.  Psychosis prevalence and physical, metabolic and cognitive comorbidity. Data from the second Australian national survey of psychosis. Psychological Medicine 2014; 44: 2163-2176.

Morgan V, Waterreus A, Jablensky A, Mackinnon A, McGrath J, Carr V, Bush R, Castle D, Cohen M, Harvey C, Galletly C, Stain H, Neil A, McGorry P, Hocking B, Shah S & Saw S.  People living with psychotic illness in 2010. The second Australian national survey of psychosis. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 2012; 46: 735–752.

Harvey C, Killackey E, Groves A & Herrman H. A place to live: housing needs for people with psychotic disorders identified in the second Australian survey of psychosis. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 2012; 46: 840 – 850.

Stain H, Galletly C, Clark S, Wilson J, Killen E, Anthes L, Campbell L, Hanlon M-C & Harvey C.  Understanding the social costs of psychosis: The experience of adults affected by psychosis identified within the second Australian national survey of psychosis. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 2012; 46: 879–889.

Waghorn G, Saha S, Harvey C, Morgan V, Waterreus A, Bush R, Castle D, Galletly C, Stain H, Neil A, McGorry P & McGrath J. “Earning and learning” in those with psychotic disorders: the second Australian survey of psychosis. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 2012; 46: 774–785.

Research Group

Psychosocial Research Group


Research Themes

Neuroscience

Areas of Excellence

Neuroscience and Psychiatry


Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact the research group leader.

Department / Centre

Psychiatry