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Se­vere mental ill­ness is more com­mon than is of­ten imag­ined, yet relatives of peo­ple with schizophre­nia and bipo­lar dis­or­der of­ten find it dif­fi­cult to ob­tain the in­for­ma­tion they need to help them in their car­ing role.

NEXT week (June 14 to June 20) is Car­ers week, and I would like to draw at­ten­tion to fam­i­lies and friends who sup­port peo­ple with psy­chosis.

Se­vere mental ill­ness is more com­mon than is of­ten imag­ined, yet relatives of peo­ple with schizophre­nia and bipo­lar dis­or­der of­ten find it dif­fi­cult to ob­tain the in­for­ma­tion they need to help them in their car­ing role.

men­tal­health­care.org.uk is a web­site set up by the In­sti­tute of Psy­chi­a­try, King’s Col­lege London to of­fer re­li­able, easy-to-un­der­stand in­for­ma­tion about psy­chosis, its symp­toms, avail­able treat­ments and ser­vices.

All the in­for­ma­tion on the web­site is based on pub­lished re­search and vis­i­tors to the site have the op­por­tu­nity to sub­mit gen­eral ques­tions to a panel of ex­perts.

There are also short filmed in­ter­views with ex­perts to com­ple­ment the text.

we hope men­tal­health­care.org.uk will prove to be an in­valu­able re­source to fam­i­lies and friends of peo­ple with psy­chosis.

EL­IZ­A­BETH KUIPERS Pro­fes­sor of Clin­i­cal Psy­chol­ogy, in­sti­tute of Psy­chi­a­try, King’s Col­lege London

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