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Schizophrenia & Psychosis

 

A Quiet Space

A Quiet Space is a group for people who hear voices, see visions or have similar unusual experiences such as sometimes feeling a bit paranoid. The groups meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month 1.30-3.30 pm.

A: PSS, The Umbrella Centre, 111 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, L3 5TF

T: 0151 708 0415

E: wellbeingcentres@pss.org.uk

 

 

Elefriends

Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. This is a safe place to listen, share and be heard. Whether you’re feeling good right now, or really low, it’s a safe place to share experiences and listen to others.

 

 

Hearing Voices Network

A support group providing information, support and understanding to people who hear voices and those who support them.

T: 0114 271 8210

 

 

Intervoice

International community for people who hear voices

                                                                                         

 

Mind - Psychosis

Mind website explains psychosis, giving practical suggestions for what you can do and where you can go for help.

 

 

Mind – Schizophrenia

Mind website provides an explanation of schizophrenia, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. It also includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

 

 

National Paranoia Network

Information and support for people who experience paranoid thoughts.

T: 0114 271 8210

 

 

National Perceptions Forum

Previously known as the National Voices Forum, The National Perceptions website provides forums for individuals to share experiences

 

 

Rethink

Provides information and a helpline for anyone affected by mental health problems. You can also call the Rethink advice and information line Monday to Friday, 10am- 2pm for practical advice on:

-     Different types of therapy and medication

-              Benefits, debt, money issues

-              Police, courts, prison

-              Your rights under the Mental Health Act

Helpline: 0300 500 0927

 

 

Samaritans

24-hour support for anyone feeling down, experiencing distress or struggling to cope.

T: 08457 90 90 90

E: jo@samaritans.org

 

 

Schizophrenia.com

A community-oriented website providing in-depth information, support and education related to schizophrenia and related disorders.

 

 

The Liverpool Schizophrenia Association (LIVSA)

LIVSA is a voluntary organisation, which provides support and training to people experiencing Schizophrenia and other long term mental health issues.

T: 0151 735 0187

E: livsa@btconnect.com

 

 

Schizophrenia & Psychosis Resources and Books

 

Accepting Voices

Romme, M.A., and Escher, S. (1993). Accepting Voices. London: Mind Publications

 

Making sense of voices

Making sense of voices is a method to explore the problems in the life of the voice hearer that lie at the roots of the hearing voice experience.

Romme, M.A., and Escher, S. (2000). Making sense of voices. London: Mind Publications

 

The voice inside: A practical guide to coping with hearing voices.

Baker, P. (1995). The voice inside: A practical guide to coping with hearing voices. Manchester UK: Hearing Voices Network.

Available from www.workingtorecovery.co.uk