Cognitive Remediation & Social Recovery in Early Psychosis

Participants should be:

  • Aged between 16 and 35 years’ old
  • Have a history of psychosis: within the first five years of a diagnosed psychotic illness (based on time since first contact with services for a psychotic episode)
  • Community-based & clinically stable
  • Based in Galway & surrounding area

Related downloads:

CReSt-R Letter of Information to Participants

A psychology therapy is being trialed for individuals with early stage psychosis. The CReSt-R study (which stands for Cognitive Remediation and Social Recovery in Early Psychosis Study) is being carried out by Prof. Gary Donohoe and Emma Frawley, School of Psychology, NUI Galway. 

This trial is part of a Health Research Board (HRB) funded program entitled YOULEAD (Youth Mental Health Research Leadership (, which was established in 2018. The program represents a collaboration between mental health researchers at NUI Galway, UCD, and RCSI, and health service providers, including the Health Service Executive and JIGSAW. 

The CReSt-R study focuses on improving real-world functioning in young people, aged 16 to 35, living with psychosis. The study will involve weekly one-to-one therapy sessions over the course of 10 weeks, with an assessment before and after completion of therapy.

The study is currently recruiting participants in the Galway area and those who would like to find out more information may contact the study leaders either by Email: or Telephone: 086 852 7199

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of organic Impairment
  • History of head injury with loss of consciousness > 5-minute duration
  • Drug misuse in the preceding month