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This website contains information
It was created specifically for family
members and friends of people
who have a diagnosis of schizophrenia,
bipolar disorder, schizoaffective
disorder or another illness that may result in the symptoms of psychosis.
People who have experienced psychosis, GPs and other health professionals may also find the information on the site useful.
mentalhealthcare.org.uk has been developed with the help of researchers who work at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (part of
King's College London) and mental health professionals who work at
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
This website will close on 1 October 2016.
Download a message from Professor Elizabeth Kuipers who led the development of mentalhealthcare.
The development and maintenance of mentalhealthcare was originally supported by grants from the Wellcome Trust and the Maudsley Charity. Those grants have ended and the site has
not been regularly updated since 30 April 2013. In March 2014,
we started to incorporate updated recommendations from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence on some pages. This work continued throughout 2015 and into the beginning of 2016 and was supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) via a Senior Investigator's award given to Professor Elizabeth Kuipers at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (formerly the Institute of Psychiatry), which is part of King's College London.
The charity Rethink Mental Illness previously supported mentalhealthcare by sending a representative to an advisory panel made up of researchers and mental health professionals. The panel used to meet regularly to discuss the development of the site but has not done so since 2012.
page last updated 12 July 2016
There are more than 85 films on mentalhealthcare. They all feature mental health professionals and researchers talking about different aspects of psychosis, treatment and care. You can view them on relevant pages throughout the site, or on the View all videos page. About a third of them were made with the support of a public engagement grant from the British Psychological Society.
From 2012-2016, the most visited page on mentalhealthcare was the Mental Health Act. Download the page as a pdf.
You may also like to copy other information on the site before it closes. Please note that some of the information, particularly information about services, may be out of date. Each page says when it was last updated.
Relatives, friends and people who have experienced psychosis are invited to a London talk about why cognition is affected in psychosis and how cognitive problems – difficulties with memory or organisation, for example – can be managed. Professor Sukhi Shergill (who has been involved in developing this website) and Dr Mary Docherty from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London will also talk about research in this field.
'Oiling the cog in cognition – cognitive functioning in psychosis' takes place on Wednesday 21 September at The Loft, Shell Building, 40 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London E14 5NR, from 7pm to 9pm (doors open 6.30pm). Reserve a place in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is organised by Rethink Mental Illness: download a flyer.