Living With Schizophrenia

LWS Speaking Out

Schizophrenia is a Major Cause of Homelessness

Homelessness Posted: Thursday, December 15th, 2022

With the onset of the cold weather our thoughts may quite justifiably turn to those people who are experiencing homelessness at this time of year. There has been a recent trend to try to associate homelessness with social factors but it is vital that we do not allow these social considerations to cloud what we […]

Shortage of Doctors in the NHS

shortage-of-doctors Posted: Thursday, November 24th, 2022

For people suffering from serious mental health conditions like schizophrenia and receiving care by the British National Health Service one of the biggest frustrations is often the length of time it takes to get to see a doctor both at the level of the general practitioners locally and at the specialist level like psychiatrists and […]

The Invisible Symptoms of Schizophrenia!

The-invisible-symptoms-of-schizophrenia Posted: Thursday, October 13th, 2022

When you hear the word ‘Schizophrenia’ what comes to mind? You might think ‘hallucinations’ or ‘delusions’. You might imagine a person looking anxious, unkempt and dishevelled, walking the streets yelling out. Not many of you would imagine a person fully clothed, laying on their bed in the middle of the day, curtains drawn, staring into […]

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 […]