Our products and services are based on scientific research from the disciplines of positive psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness. Our research partner is Coventry University where Professor Andy Turner and his team have been developing and evaluating self-management interventions for over 20 years.
Several studies have shown that the Hope and iHope Programme improve positive mental wellbeing, confidence, gratitude and hope whilst also reducing depression and anxiety.
Measuring our impact helps us to better understand how our products and services create positive social and economic value. As a social enterprise we publish annual social impact report highlighting our work and achievements.
Macmillan Cancer Support Case Study
We have been working in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support since 2010. Over 5,000 people living with and affected by cancer have benefited from the Hope Programme to date and there are over 500 professional and volunteer facilitators delivering courses across the country. Below highlights our latest work from 2017-18.
Selected research evidence
Clyne W, Pezaro S, Deeny K, Kneafsey R Using Social Media to Generate and Collect Primary Data: The #ShowsWorkplaceCompassion Twitter Research Campaign. JMIR Public Health Surveill 2018;4(2):e41 DOI: 10.2196/publichealth.7686
Turner, A & Martin .F. Spreading HOPE (2017). The Development of a Hope-Based Self-Management Intervention in. Matz, E ( Eds) Promoting self-management of chronic health conditions: Theories and practice. Oxford University 58-79.
Lynn Batehup; Katerina Porter; Heather Gage; Peter Williams; Peter Simmonds; Elizabeth Lowson; Lynne Dodson; Nicola Davies; Richard Wagland; Jane Winter; Alison Richardson; Andrew Turner; Jessica Corner. Follow-up after curative treatment for colorectal cancer: longitudinal evaluation of patient initiated follow-up in the first 12 months. Supportive Care in Cancer Support Care Cancer. 2017 Jul;25(7):2063-2073. doi: 10.1007/s00520-017-3595-x. Epub 2017 Feb 14.
Kosmala-Anderson, J Turner, A. & Clyne, W. (2016) Evaluation of the effectiveness of HOPE self-management programme for people living with multiple sclerosis. Disabil Rehabil. 2017 Jun;39(11):1114-1121. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2016.1181211. Epub 2016 Jun 9.
McGillion M, Yost J, Turner A, Bender D, Scott T, Carroll S, Ritvo P, Peter E, Lamy A, Furze G, et al.Technology-Enabled Remote Monitoring and Self-Management - Vision for Patient Empowerment Following Cardiac and Vascular Surgery: User Testing and Randomized Controlled Trial Protocol. JMIR Res Protoc. 2016 Aug 1; 5(3):e149. Epub 2016 Aug 1.
Russell S, Martin F, Zalwango F, Namukwaya S, Nalugya R, Muhumuza R, et al. (2016) Finding Meaning: HIV Self-Management and Wellbeing among People Taking Antiretroviral Therapy in Uganda. PLoS ONE 11(1): e0147896. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0147896
Turner A, Anderson JK, Bourne C, Wallace LM. (2015) An evaluation of a self-management programme for patients with long-term conditions. Patient Educ Couns. 2015 Feb;98(2):213-9. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2014.08.022. Epub 2014 Oct 22.
Pearce G, Parke HL, Pinnock H, Epiphaniou E, Bourne CL, Sheikh A, Taylor SJ. The PRISMS taxonomy of self-management support: derivation of a novel taxonomy and initial testing of its utility.J Health Serv Res Policy. 2016 Apr;21(2):73-82. doi: 10.1177/1355819615602725. Epub 2015 Sep 15.
Andy Turner , Alba X. Realpe , Louise M. Wallace , Joanna Kosmala-Anderson , (2015) A co-produced self-management programme improves psychosocial outcomes for people living with depression. Mental Health Review Journal, Vol. 20 Iss: 4, pp.242 – 255 DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/MHRJ-05-2014-0017.
Martin, F., Turner, A., Wallace, L. M., Stanley, D., Jesuthasan, J., & Bradbury, N. (2015). Qualitative evaluation of a self-management intervention for people in the early stage of dementia. Dementia (London). 2015 Jul;14(4):418-35. doi: 10.1177/1471301213498387. Epub 2013 Aug 12.
McGillion HM, Turner A, Carroll S, Furze G. Busse J, Lamy A. Optimizing Self Management to Reduce Chronic Pain and Disability after Cardiac Surgery. March 2015Br J Cardiol 2015;22:38. doi:10.5837/bjc.2015.011
Moody, L, Turner, A, Osmond, J, Kosmala-Anderson, JK, Batehup, L. (2014) Web-based self-management for young cancer survivors: Consideration of user requirements and barriers to implementation. J Cancer Surviv. 2015 Jun;9(2):188-200. doi: 10.1007/s11764-014-0400-4. Epub 2014 Sep 19.
Martin, F, Turner, A, Bourne, C , Batehup. Development and Qualitative Evaluation of a Self-Management Workshop for Testicular Cancer Survivor-Initiated Follow-Up. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2013 Jan;40(1):E14-23. doi: 10.1188/13.ONF.E14-E23.
Martin, F., Turner, A., Wallace, L. M., Bradbury N. (2013) Conceptualisation of self-management intervention for people with early stage dementia.
Eur J Ageing. 2012 Nov 7;10(2):75-87. doi: 10.1007/s10433-012-0253-5. eCollection 2013 Jun.
Hergenrather KC, Geishecker S, Clark G, Rhodes SD. (2013) A pilot test of the HOPE Intervention to explore employment and mental health among African American gay men living with HIV/AIDS: results from a CBPR study. AIDS Education and Prevention: AIDS Educ Prev. 2013 Oct;25(5):405-22. doi: 10.1521/aeap.2013.25.5.405.
Martin, F., Turner, A., Wallace, L.M., Choudhry, K.& Bradbury, N. (2012) Perceived Barriers to Self-Management for People with Dementia in the Early Stages. Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice 12 (4): 481-493.DOI: 10.1177/1471301211434677
Martin F, Caramlau IO, Sutcliffe P, Martin S, Bayley J, Choudhry K. Self‐management interventions for people living with HIV/AIDS. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD008731. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008731.