Resources for patients and families
Rethink (formerly the National Schizophrenia Fellowship)
England: 020 8974 6814 (Advice line: 10am–3pm, Monday–Friday)
Email: email@example.com; website: http://www.rethink.org
Scotland: 0131 557 8969
Northern Ireland: 02890 402 323
Monthly social groups for clients with schizophrenia living in the community and support for relatives.
Schizophrenia Association of Great Britain 01248 354 048
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.sagb.co.uk
Offers information and support to sufferers, relatives, friends, carers and medical workers.
MINDinfoLINE 08457 660 163 (Helpline 9.15am–5.15pm, Monday–Friday)
Email: email@example.com; website: http://www.mind.org.uk
Information service for matters relating to mental health.
SANELine 08457 678000 (Helpline 12noon–2.00am)
A helpline offering information and advice on all aspects of mental health for those experiencing illness, or for their families or friends.
Hearing Voices Network 0161 228 3896 (10.30am–3pm, Monday–Wednesday, Friday)
Self-help groups to allow people to explore their voice-hearing experiences.
The UK NHS Portal for Schizophrenia
A web-based information resource for people with schizophrenia and their carers. The site contains a number of user-friendly sections: Evidence-based treatment summaries; What is schizophrenia? How is schizophrenia diagnosed? Managing schizophrenia; Living with schizophrenia; Support for carers; and Legal issues.
Mental Health Care
This site provides mental health information and research news from the Institute of Psychiatry and the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust in partnership with Rethink.
The Mental Health Foundation produces the information booklet Understanding Schizophrenia. Publications, The Mental Health Foundation, 9th Floor, Sea Containers House, 20 Upper Ground, London SE1 9QB. Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7803 1100. Fax: + 44 (0) 20 7803 1111 Website: http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk
Living With Schizophrenia: a Holistic Approach to Understanding, Preventing and Recovering from Negative Symptoms by John Watkins. South Yarra, Australia: Hill of Content Publishing (now Michelle Anderson Publishing), 1996.
Working with Voices by R Coleman and M Smith. Handsell Publishing, Gloucester, UK, 1997
Workbook to help voice-hearers manage their voices.
Hearing Voices: A Common Human Experience by John Watkins. South Yarra, Australia: Hill of Content Publishing (now Michelle Anderson Publishing),1998.
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