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Schizophrenia Awareness Week

It's the first Schizophrenia awareness week.

National charity Rethink Mental Illness has published a report about the dilemmas people face in revealing their diagnosis and the discrimination they encounter as a result.

In a survey more than three quarters (77%) would not tell their neighbours if they were diagnosed with schizophrenia. Only 35% would tell their boss, while less than a third (31%) say they would tell their work colleagues.

This week we'll meet people with Schizophrenia and hear about the impact their illness has had on them and the response they received from people they told.

2 hours

Last on

Sun 17 Nov 2013 12:00

Useful contacts

SEPT (South Essex Partnership Trust) – deliver NHS mental health services in Luton and Bedfordshire - 0300 123 0808 (head office)<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

 

MK Community Health Service Trust – deliver NHS mental health services in Milton Keynes – 01908 605 650 - Out of hours urgent care line (operational from Monday 18th November 2013) 0800 023 4650 between 5pm and 9am mon – fri and 24 hours a day at weekends and bank holidays.

 

Herts Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Phone: 0300 777 0707 between 0800 and 1900 hours  or 01438 843322 between 1700 and 0800 hours

 

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust – deliver NHS mental health services in Buckinghamshire - 01865 741717 – switchboard

 

Healthy Minds Bucks - 01865 901 600 - www.healthymindsbucks.nhs.uk

 

Bedfordshire and Luton Mind - 0300 330 0648

 

Bucks Mind - 01296 437 328

 

Herts Mind Network - 01923 805 741

 

MK Mind - 01908 678540

 

Impact MH – peer support service for people with mental illness – 01582 611079

 

Carers in Hertfordshire - 01992 586969

 

Carers in Bedfordshire - 0300 111 1919

 

Carers Bucks (including MK) – 0300 777 2722

 

National resources focussing on Schizophrenia

Rethink Mental Illness advice & information: 0207 840 3188 or 0300 5000 927 (open 10am to 1pm Monday - Friday) or e-mail: advice@rethink.org

Sane – the mental health charity - 0207 375 1002

 

Royal College of Psychiatry Schizophrenia information leaflet - http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/expertadvice/problems/schizophrenia/schizophrenia.aspx

 

NHS Schizophrenia information sheet - http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Schizophrenia/Pages/Introduction.aspx

 

 

Information about Schizophrenia from the BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/emotional_health/mental_health/disorders_schiz.shtml

 

Samaritans
08457 909090 - 24 hours a day 365 days a year

SANELINE
08457 678000 - 12 noon to 02.00 365 days a year

 

Young Minds:Tel: 020 7336 8445. A national charity committed to improving the mental health of all children and young people under 25.

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