Free online course designed to explore some of the key issues faced by carers of people with psychosis and schizophrenia

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLAM) and King’s College, London have developed a free online course designed to explore some of the key issues faced by carers of people with psychosis and schizophrenia which is re-running from 9 October 2017.

It is free to join and you can engage with the course doing as little or as much as suits you and your timetable.

The course will look at different areas such as:

  • Key symptoms such as hearing voices, negative symptoms
  • Links between psychosis, trauma and cannabis use
  • Psychosis and physical health
  • Talking therapies
  • Medications, how they work and the effects they can have
  • The effect of psychosis on carers’ health and relationships
  • The impact on siblings of people with psychosis
  • Communication difficulties

The course team comprises a combination of leading experts drawn from psychology,  psychiatry,  pharmacy, and nursing including Professors’ Robin Murray, Elizabeth Kuipers, Mike Slade, David Taylor and Sukhi Shergill and Drs Emmanuelle Peters, Marta di Forti, Fiona Gaughran and Nadine Keen.

Course registration is open now and you can sign up to the course and access further course information by visiting:  https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/caring-psychosis-schizophrenia