Psychosis conditions are treatable mental health problems that can affect anyone. Millions of people find themselves thrust unexpectedly into a role providing support and care when a relative develops psychosis, but there has been very little discussion of the issues and problems that those carers face.This free online two-week course by King’s College London is open to anyone with an interest in psychosis and caregiving issues.
See Dr Juliana Onwumere’s post: How online educational approaches can support the families of people with psychosis
This course will provide opportunities to share your views and experiences with carers from around the world. The key issues and questions covered include:
- Why is schizophrenia described as psychosis?
- How can we best understand psychosis and its key symptoms such as hearing voices?
- What are the links between cannabis use and developing psychosis?
- Can psychosis affect physical health?
- How do medications in psychosis work and what effects can they have?
- In what ways are siblings of people with psychosis affected?
- How can psychosis affect a carer’s health and their relationships?
Summary of Main Features:
- Educator: Dr Juliana Onwumere
- FREE online course
- Duration: 2 weeks
- 3 hours per week
- Certificates available
No previous knowledge of psychosis or experience of caring is required to take the course although some medical terminology is used.