Helpful info

There are a number of excellent organisations that provide information and advice about psychosis. During the making of this film we worked closely with Rethink Mental Illness, who provide an incredible service to patients and families affected by mental illness. They also run a siblings network in recognition of the fact that siblings often need support too.

Rethink Mental Illness

www.rethink.org/
The national mental health charity runs an advice and information service and produces a lot of information about different aspects of psychosis. They also run services and local groups and campaign for the rights of everyone affected by mental illness. Visit the website, or call the advice and information service on 0300 5000 927, Monday to Friday from 10am to 2pm.

Rethink Mental Illness Siblings Network

www.rethink.org/carers-family-friends/brothers-and-sisters-siblings-network
This is a dedicated information and support network for the siblings of people with mental health problems, created by Rethink Mental Illness. It includes a website with information tailored to the needs of siblings, personal stories and blogs, local sibling support groups and an online forum.

Mental Healthcare

www.mentalhealthcare.org.uk/home
Run by experts at the Maudsley Hospital in London. This site 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 health professionals may also find the information on the site useful.

MIND

www.mind.org.uk/
The charity’s website contains information and advice about mental health problems and support and care available.

SANE

www.sane.org.uk/
Information about schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other mental health problems, as well as treatments and support for carers. SANE runs a national telephone helpline – 0845 767 8000 – offering support and information for people affected by mental health problems,

open 6pm to 11pm every day of the year, including all bank holidays.

SANEmail is an email support service, aimed particularly at young people or people who find using the telephone difficult.

NICE

publications.nice.org.uk/schizophrenia-cg82

NICE provide independent, authoritative and evidence-based guidance on the most effective ways to prevent, diagnose and treat disease and ill health, reducing inequalities and variation.

Young Minds

www.youngminds.org.uk/
Information for children, young people and parents worried about their children. The YoungMinds Parents Helpline, 0808 802 5544, is open from 9.30am to 4pm on weekdays.

Mental Health Foundation

www.mentalhealth.org.uk/
Information about different mental health problems, including schizophrenia, treatment options and getting help. There is also a directory of organisations and websites that deliver mental health services or offer support and information.

Bipolar UK

www.bipolaruk.org.uk/
The new name of MDF, The Bipolar Organisation. The charity's website contains specific information about bipolar disorder.

Scottish Association for Mental Health

www.samh.org.uk/
Information about different mental health problems, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and about community-based services.

Hafal

www.hafal.org/
Hafal is an organisation in Wales working with people recovering from severe mental illness and their families.

MindWise

www.mindwisenv.org/
MindWise is an organisation in Northern Ireland. The website contains information about different mental health problems and services run by the charity.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists

www.rcpsych.ac.uk/
The Royal College of Psychiatrists is the professional body responsible for education, training, setting and raising standards in psychiatry. It also has expert information on mental health issues.

Voice Collective

www.voicecollective.co.uk/
This website contains information about voices, visions, coping, recovery, getting help in a crisis and peer support groups for young people aged 12 to 18. Created by Mind in Camden, the site contains useful information for carers as well as young people who are having these experiences.

NHS Choices

Information about psychosis, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and other mental and physical health problems; treatments; and NHS services. On this site you can get an Information about bipolar disorder and schizophrenia which includes treatment options, benefits you might be able to claim, housing support available, support groups and useful website addresses.

Counselling Directory

www.counselling-directory.org.uk/
Counselling Directory provides a huge support network of counsellors, enabling visitors to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs. They provide specific topic pages, expert articles, event details and other useful information on psychosis.