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AVATAR2 mentioned in parliament

The AVATAR2 team was delighted this week to find that the trial has made it to the House of Commons! We would like to say a huge thank you to all our supporters in parliament, in particular our wonderful AVATAR2 Launch guest speaker Dr Lisa Cameron, MP for East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow who sponsored this Early Days Motion:

 

“That this House recognises that mental health treatment and support has never been more important; acknowledges AVATAR therapy as a new approach to working with people experiencing distressing auditory hallucinations; notes the success of the first trial in South London and the launch of the new multi-site trial of AVATAR2 at Glasgow University, Manchester University, University College London and Kings College London supported by the Wellcome Trust, under the esteemed leadership of Professors Philippa Garety, Tom Craig, Andrew Gumley, Hamish McLeod, Sandra Bucci, Gillian Haddock and Dr. Miriam Fornells-Ambrojo; and welcomes that digital approaches will increase access to psychological interventions for people who require mental health treatment, particularly during the covid19 outbreak.”

 

You can read the motion here: https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/57957

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