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There are lots of useful websites that you might find helpful in providing information and advice about psychosis and recovery; from how to go about getting help, to understanding the different ways psychosis symptoms are treated, and tips for improving recovery.  There’s support for those experiencing psychosis, but also for their family and carers, and professionals who have an interest in this field. In fact, no matter what your experience or background, knowing more about mental health has got to be a good thing.

To get you started, you could check out our ‘Top 10 Links’ below, that we like to use.

Rethink Mental Illness is a national mental health charity that provides a wide range of advocacy and support services to people experiencing mental health difficulties. This page of their website provides information about the background of Early Intervention in Psychosis services and its evidence base.

Richmond Fellowship is a leading mental health charity whose aim is to encourage, support and challenge people in their personal journey to recovery from mental illness. Check out their website to see how they could help you.

Making Space is an organisation that offers care, support and enablement services for people with a range of physical or mental health conditions. A key part of the services they provide is targeted at support and advice to carers; find out more by visiting.

The Mental Health Foundation is a national charity that carries out research and informs policy and practice in the field of mental health. Their website provides regular updates on what’s happening in mental health, but it also provides lots of tips and advice on taking care of your mental health. Visit the link below to access their free relaxation and mindfulness podcasts.

Mind is a charity that promotes mental health and offers information and advice to anybody experiencing mental health difficulties. Their website has a section on increasing your self esteem (- which can have a positive effect on your mental health); why not check it out.

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) carry out research and produce guidance to support health and social care organisations in providing the best quality and value for money services. You can access the guidelines on the core interventions in the treatment and management of schizophrenia in adults via.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists provides professional advice, education and training within the field of psychiatry; their website also offers lots of useful information about different mental health conditions and the various treatments and therapeutic approaches available. The link below takes you to their page about CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy).

The IRIS Initiative is a national website providing information and resources about Early Intervention in Psychosis; with a focus on informing and supporting front line practitioners. The link below offers a useful brief guide for GP’s on: ‘Emerging Psychosis & Young People – What You Need To Know’.

Time to Change is a national campaign to end the stigma and discrimination that is associated with mental illness. Run by the mental health charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, the aim is to change behaviour as well as attitudes.

There is much research carried out into the links between substance misuse and mental illness; the article below provides details of a study which found strong links between cannabis use and an increased risk of psychotic symptoms.

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