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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 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.
Some of the pages are currently
being revised to incorporate recommendations from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) updated guideline on the treatment of adults who have a diagnosis of schizophrenia or experience psychosis, published in February 2014*, and the updated guideline on the treatment of bipolar disorder, published in September 2014.
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 1 May 2013. The updating
of information that began in March 2014 and will continue into 2015 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 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.
*Psychosis and Schizophrenia in adults, NICE Guideline on Treatment and Management, updated edition 2014, does not include recommendations about treatment for people who experience psychosis as a symptom of bipolar disorder, psychotic depression, dementia or Parkinson's disease. These recommendations are contained in other NICE guidance.
page last updated 31 December 2014
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.