Psychosis conditions, including schizophrenia, are treatable mental health problems that can affect anyone although very few people talk about the conditions and their impact on families. Millions of people across the globe find themselves thrust unexpectedly into a role providing support and care when a relative develops psychosis. Carers can play a major role in supporting their relative’s progress and recovery.
This four-week course will explore some of the key issues and questions relevant to a carer who is supporting a relative with psychosis such as:
This free online course will provide opportunities to share your views and experiences with carers from around the world. It will also include opportunities to consider how the recent Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic affects caregiving experiences and relationships.
You can find out more in Dr Juliana Onwumere’s post for the FutureLearn blog: “How online educational approaches can support the families of people with psychosis.”
This course is open to anyone with an interest in psychosis and caregiving issues.
You may be interested in taking the course because:
No previous knowledge of psychosis or experience of caring is required to take the course although some medical terminology is used. There are optional, additional materials for those who want to explore the topics discussed beyond the core material, some of which are academic papers.
The course was originally co-initiated and co-funded by H. Lundbeck A/S. H. Lundbeck A/S did not have any influence on or input into the development of course content or materials, and is no longer involved.
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