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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 recent recommendations from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
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 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 29 September 2015
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 new two-week free online course created by King’s College London and starting on 12 October 2015. The course will take three hours a week to complete (six hours in total).
It is open to anyone with an interest in psychosis, including family members and friends who are supporting someone who has experienced psychosis, and mental health professionals. It is available via Future Learn’s website. Future Learn is a company owned by the Open University that works with universities around the world to provide online education.
The development of the course was funded by the Otsuka Lundbeck Alliance.