Evidence and Impact

Our courses are based on scientific research from the disciplines of positive psychology, health psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness.

All HOPE activities are effective in their own right, when combined together in the HOPE Programme they form a powerful intervention.

We have trained nearly 500 HOPE facilitators and over 5,000 participants have attended a HOPE course, either in the UK, the US or Greece. Several trials have shown that HOPE and iHOPE improves quality of life outcomes, some of which are shown below.  In keeping with the underpinning positive psychological theory, we have balanced the selection of outcome measures to reflect the positive and negative aspects of living with a long-term physical and mental health condition  

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Pain
  • Hope
  • Gratitude
  • Positive mental wellbeing
  • Confidence

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Selected research evidence

  • Martin, F., Turner, A., Bourne, C. & Batehup, L. (2013) Supporting Patient-Initiated Follow-up for Testicular Cancer Survivors: Development and Qualitative Evaluation of a Self-Management Workshop.  Oncology Nursing Forum. Vol. 40, No. 1,  10.1188/13.ONF.E14-E23.
  • Martin, F., Turner, Louise M. Wallace Nicola Bradbury. (2013) Conceptualising Self-Management Interventions for People with Early Stage Dementia.   European Journal of Aging DOI 10.1007/s10433-012-0253-5.

  • Kosmala-Anderson, J Turner, A. & Clyne, W. Evaluation of the effectiveness of HOPE self-management programme for people living with multiple sclerosis. Disability and Rehabilitation. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2016.1181211.

Selected articles and newsletters

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