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Schizophrenia Archive

The Power of Positive Writing

The Power of Positive Writing

Writing is more than a hobby; it helps with so many areas of my life. I believe, and I’ve been told, that I am good at it. I’ve written two books about my experiences of mental illness which I hope to publish one day. I’ve also started writing short stories about...

Peace, love and happiness, a blog by Ed

Peace, love and happiness, a blog by Ed

When I was in Laurel House, a recovery unit in Cheltenham, a couple of years ago, my mood would fluctuate dramatically, often even within a single day. It would follow my own beliefs. When I believed I had a great philosophical theory I was very happy. When my...

Working my way back to a healthy, happy life, a blog by Ed

Working my way back to a healthy, happy life, a blog by Ed

My jobs are very important to me. They help with my confidence, self-esteem and give me a sense of achievement, structure, routine and a reason to get out of bed in the morning. Most of all, I no longer feel like an outsider. I used to feel as though the world of the...

My Road to Recovery, a blog by Ed

My Road to Recovery, a blog by Ed

In March 2016 I was discharged from Laurel House, a recovery unit in Cheltenham. I had been there for 16 months and I left to live on my own. Prior to that, I had been admitted to Wotton Lawn Hospital 14 times in 14 years. There have been a lot of stages in my...

Meet Ed – Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

Meet Ed – Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

Ed’s mental illness started when he was 18-years-old and went to university. He went on to become very unwell, but a combination of support and medication has meant he has, in his own words, “got his identity back”. Ed explained more: “I started university and...

Be on the Ball About Mens Mental Health

Be on the Ball About Mens Mental Health

With Euro 2016 starting this week, ²gether NHS Foundation Trust is encouraging men to be on the ball about their mates’ mental health. This week is also Men’s Health Awareness Week, with a theme this year of stress, so we are asking people to check if their friends...

Trust Leads the Way in Schizophrenia Care

Trust Leads the Way in Schizophrenia Care

A recent report looking into care for people with schizophrenia and psychosis across the country made 42 separate recommendations for improving services. When the Schizophrenia Commission published its findings, its Chair - Professor Sir Robin Murray - said that...

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