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

Your stories

Schizophrenia, my brother and me

Imogen blogs about her brother's experience of schizophrenia and how it affects her family.

Posted on 01/02/2017

People call me crazy - my film about schizophrenia

Juno blogs about why he decided to make a film about his experience of schizophrenia.

Posted on 14/11/2014

My experience of schizophrenia and faith

Posted on 23/09/2013

Useful contacts

Carers UK

0808 808 7777
[email protected]
Information and advice on all aspects of caring.

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

Hearing Voices Network

0114 271 8210
Information about strategies to cope with hearing voices and local support groups.

National Perceptions Forum
A forum for individuals with mental health problems to share experiences.

National Paranoia Network

0114 271 8210
[email protected]
Information and support for people who experience paranoid thoughts.

Rethink Mental Illness

0300 5000 927
Services and support groups for people affected by mental illness and their carers.

Royal College of Psychiatrists
For information, including podcasts, about mental health.


Chris PO Box 90 90
Stirling FK8 2SA
24-hour helpline: 116 123 (freephone)
[email protected]
24-hour emotional support for anyone struggling to cope.

Time to Change (England) (Wales)
Campaigning organisation with information and blogs about schizophrenia.


This information was published in February 2017. We will revise it in 2020.

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