Living With Schizophrenia

New Booklet for Doctors

Posted: Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

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Many people don’t realise this but doctors in general medicine such as family doctors and doctors in emergency departments of hospitals still get only very basic training in helping people with mental health conditions. Yet they are often the first clinician that people with schizophrenia will have contact with when they are in crisis and act as the “gatekeeper” in providing access to mental health care.

To try to improve the care that people with schizophrenia receive from their family doctors and emergency departments we have written a booklet for doctors in general medicine. It contains guidance on how they can relate better to people with mental health conditions and the specific needs that those people have and all written from the point of view of people who have lived with the condition themselves.

But to make this project a success we need your help.

To fund this project we have started a crowdfunding page. If you could support our Just Giving page by making a donation and then sharing it with your network it would help enormously. We know that money can be tight, but please even a small amount helps us to get closer to our goal.

Making a donation is straightforward. First go to our crowdfunding page at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/david-bell-3 and click the donate button. The page will ask you to create a password and you can then enter your details. If you want to remain anonymous just check the anonymous box and your name will be withheld.

You have the power today to change many lives for the better. With your support we can give doctors the information they need to help people with schizophrenia.

Thank you.

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