Caring for People with Psychosis and Schizophrenia

Psychosis conditions, including schizophrenia, are treatable mental health problems that can affect anyone – yet very few people talk about the conditions and their impact on families.

The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London has developed a free online course which explores the key issues related to caring for a relative with psychosis and schizophrenia.

In this podcast Dr Juliana Onwumere from the IoPPN speaks to Philippa Lowe, whose son was diagnosed with schizophrenia almost twenty years ago. Philippa shares her first-hand experience of caring for a close relative with psychosis and explains what the course will offer anyone with an interest in psychosis and caregiving issues.

Funded by the Otsuka Lundbeck Alliance, this course was developed independently by King’s College London and is run through FutureLearn.

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