Read the full summary here: http://summaries.cochrane.org/CD009929/nidotherapy-for-schizophrenia
From a service user perspective (SUPER), nidotherapy seems an intriguing, exciting but experimental approach to helping people with mental health problems. Unlike other psychological therapies which focus on changing an individual’s behaviour, emotions and thinking, nidotherapy seeks to make changes in a person’s environment and surroundings. Nidotherapy works alongside other treatments to make improvements to a person’s well being, housing, money management, personal relationships, work and other factors. By focusing on the individual’s environment, rather than the individual themselves, this new therapy might be less stigmatising and more holistic than other psychological approaches that centre around the problems with an individual’s behaviour, emotions and thinking. Nidotherapy seeks to make people’s social networks and relationships stronger, more harmonious and with a better ‘fit’. Nidotherapy is new and at an experimental stage, so further information on its benefits and possible hazards is much needed before it can become more mainstream and accepted in health services.