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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 health professionals may also find the information on the site useful.
The development and maintenance
of mentalhealthcare was supported
by grants from the Wellcome Trust
and the Maudsley Charity. The grants
have now ended and from 1 May 2013,
the site will no longer be updated regularly.*
mentalhealthcare.org.uk was developed with the help of researchers who work at the Institute of Psychiatry, a school of King's College London, and mental health professionals who work at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. The charity Rethink Mental Illness supported mentalhealthcare by sending a representative to an advisory panel made up of researchers and mental health professionals. The panel previously met regularly to discuss the development of the site.
* We will update the pages about Mental health diagnoses, Psychotic-like experiences and Schizophrenia when the update of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is published.
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.
This page last updated 30/4/13.