Explains paranoia, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Your stories

My experience of psychosis

Posted on 24/10/2013

Hearing voices

Posted on 09/01/2013

Rediscovering words and writing

Posted on 22/05/2013

Useful contacts

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

0161 705 4304

Has a list of accredited behavioural and cognitive therapists.

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

01455 883 300

For details of local practitioners.


Elefriends is a friendly, supportive online community for people experiencing a mental health problem.


Online app to help you track your mood and thoughts.

National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)

0808 801 0331

Support for survivors of abuse in childhood.

National Paranoia Network

0114 271 8210

Information and support for people who experience paranoid thoughts.

Rethink Mental Illness

Information and support for people experiencing mental health problems.


Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, PO Box 9090, Stirling, FK8 2SA
24-hour helpline: 116 123 (freephone)

A 24-hour telephone helpline for people struggling to cope.

This information was published in November 2016. We will revise it in 2019.

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