This website contains information
about psychosis.

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.


We are currently considering the future of this website. Please help us plan the best course of action by completing a very short survey.


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 is continuing throughout 2015 and into 2016 and is being 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 23 April 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.


Caring for people with psychosis and schizophrenia is a free online course developed by researchers at King's College London that starts on 6 June 2016. It lasts for two weeks and takes four hours each week. The course was initiated and funded by the Otsuka Lundbeck Alliance and is available via FutureLearn, a private company wholly owned by the Open University, that works with universities and cultural institutions around the world.

Find out more and sign up to the course.