Mental Health
Understanding Schizophrenia

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To learn about schizophrenia and how it can affect sufferers, along with how best to respond when supporting them.


  • Understand the signs and symptoms of Schizophrenia
  • Develop effective verbal skills to appropriately respond to situations
  • Be aware of positive and negative symptoms
  • Sharing good practice at work

Target Audience:

This course will greatly aid anyone who may have to deal with, or support suffers from schizophrenia. In addition it will develop participants awareness of mental health issues related to schizophrenia.

Course Content:

  • Introductions
  • Understanding Schizophrenia
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Positive and negative features
  • Classification
  • Treatment
  • Medication
  • Legislation
  • Risk assessments
  • Responding to psychosis
  • Case study
  • Role of CPN’s
  • Summary
  • Evaluations and endings


This course explores schizophrenia by looking at positive and negative features. It explores the problems of classification and treatment. In addition, it raises concerns over the role of sectioning sufferers and the development of the condition. The course also uses case studies to enable participants to explore areas of concern that are relevant to them and their working environment.

To find out more about these courses please contact our office on 01922 683976 to speak to one of our team or email us on or complete our course interest form by clicking here.