Essential information – Living Well With Psychosis

Explore detailed guidance about making an application to the Living Well With Psychosis fund.

Learn more about the grant scheme and find out how to apply. 

All the information on this page as well as a comprehensive set of FAQ and guidance notes are available to download at the bottom of this page.

Still have questions? We will be holding Q&A sessions where you will be able to ask the Charity team any questions you may have about the programme or your application. You can also get in touch with us by sending an email to


For this phase of the programme, we are only accepting bids that are led by teams at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust or the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) but we know that many of the best ideas and approaches are collaborative. We welcome bids that demonstrate collaboration with other organisations including national and local charities, other care providers and public bodies, or universities. Funding will be managed by the lead organisation but may include costs for partner organisations.


  • Applications must be led by South London and Maudsley or IoPPN – partnership bids between the organisations and/or with relevant third parties are encouraged 
  • Applications must be endorsed by the appropriate senior leadership within the organisations 
  • The main beneficiaries of the work must be people who have experienced psychosis 
  • Appropriate governance arrangements including safeguarding, risk management and ethical approvals if required, must be in place.  
  • Appropriate diversity and inclusion practices and procedures must be included in the design and delivery of the proposal 
  • The work must focus on at least one of our 8 priority areas of interest 

Priority areas

  1. People affected by psychosis having a greater voice and influence over their own care
  2. Increased access to and engagement with high quality personalised and effective therapy and medication
  3. Increased access to and engagement with high-quality, culturally appropriate peer and family support, information, and advice
  4. The impact of racism and discrimination on access to appropriate care at the right time is addressed
  5. Innovation leading to increased access to and engagement with help to avoid or reduce problematic cannabis use
  6. People affected by psychosis have a better experience of crisis
  7. Better use of data to understand risk and target care
  8. Improved opportunities for employment and volunteering

Key dates

This fund will have a rolling deadline that is linked to our quarterly Grants advisory committee or Trustee meetings where full bids will be considered.  We anticipate that the next phase of the fund will run throughout 2023 and potentially beyond into 2024-2025. 


The Charity team will review the information provided in the Expressions of Interest and assess fit with the programme, quality and suitability of the bid.  If we would like to progress your proposal further, we will ask for additional information. We will speak with everyone progressing to full application.

Ready to apply?

Go to our Expressions of Interest page to make your submission. Make sure to read our helpful guidance first.

Download and read the key documents below for important information about preparing and submitting a good application including a comprehensive set of FAQ.