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Caring for people with psychosis and schizophrenia



Well-known member
Mar 23, 2009
Explore the key issues related to caring for a relative with psychosis or schizophrenia, with this short, free online course.
About the course

Psychosis conditions, including schizophrenia, are treatable mental health problems that can affect anyone although very few people talk about the conditions and their impact on families. Millions of people across the globe find themselves thrust unexpectedly into a role providing support and care when a relative develops psychosis. Carers can play a major role in supporting their relative’s progress and recovery.

This two-week course will explore some of the key issues and questions relevant to a carer who is supporting a relative with psychosis such as:

Why is schizophrenia described as psychosis?
How can we best understand psychosis and its key symptoms such as hearing voices?
What are the links between cannabis use and developing psychosis?
Can psychosis affect physical health?
How do medications in psychosis work and what effects can they have?
In what ways are siblings of people with psychosis affected?
How can psychosis affect a carer’s health and their relationships?

This free online course will provide opportunities to share your views and experiences with carers from around the world.



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Founding Member
Jan 7, 2008
i wonder what my sister would make of me suggesting this course, i said to her cameron expects you to care for me she said he might expect it but it's not going to happen, i said what will you do if i end up on the street she said i'll say thats a nice street your on