Living With Schizophrenia

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Coronavirus: Are People with Schizophrenia at Higher Risk?

Posted: Friday, May 1st, 2020

In this series of blogs we will be looking at the possible impacts of the Covid 19 (Coronavirus) epidemic on people with schizophrenia and asking the question: are people with schizophrenia at particular risk from Covid 19? The early studies coming out of China following the Wuhan epidemic do not show that people with schizophrenia […]

Shortage of Psychiatrists in the UK Gets Worse

Posted: Friday, November 22nd, 2019

A recent report from the British Royal College of Psychiatrists has revealed the true extent of the critical shortage of psychiatrists now affecting the Mental Health Service. Around one in ten of consultant psychiatrist posts in the UK are now unfilled, a rate which has doubled in the past six years. Yet we will all […]

No: Eating Broccoli Will Not Cure Schizophrenia

Eating Broccoli Will Not Cure Schizophrenia. Posted: Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

If the mainstream media are to be believed, scientists in the US have discovered a new miracle cure for schizophrenia: eating broccoli. That’s right; that innocuous looking green, stalked vegetable is apparently capable of curing schizophrenia without any nasty side effects according to a number of press articles that appeared in the US and the […]

Schizophrenia and Rough Sleeping: The Forgotten Crisis

Posted: Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Public Health England, the government agency set up to protect and improve public health in the UK, announced recently that it would be providing £1.9 million in funding to research new ways in which health services can reach the homeless rough sleeping population. PHE has already shortlisted projects and will be announcing the five winning […]


Posted: Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

November was men’s health month and much attention on social media was given to men’s health issues like cancer and suicide. In September we also saw the publication by the UK Office for National Statistics of the suicide figures for 2017 which showed a modest but very welcome drop in the death toll. Suicide is […]