The symptoms may affect how you cope with day to day life.
You could be diagnosed with schizophrenia if you experience some of the following symptoms; Hallucinations, delusions, disorganised thinking, lack of motivation, slow movement, change in sleep patterns, poor grooming or hygiene, changes in body language and emotions, less interest in social activities, low sex drive.
Schizophrenia is a common illness.
Approximately one in a hundred people will develop schizophrenia.
It can develop during young adulthood.
The early stage of the illness is called 'the prodromal phase'.
During this phase your sleep, emotions, motivation, communication and ability to think clearly may change.
If you become unwell this is called an 'acute episode'.
You may feel panic, anger or depression during an acute episode.
Your first acute episode can be a shocking experience because you are not expecting it or prepared for it.
As one of the largest charitable providers of services for people living with mental illness, Rethink Mental Illness are well placed to make a direct impact on the care people receive.
But Rethink Mental Illness have a much larger vision too – to transform at every level the way our nation approaches mental illness.
Every year, Rethink Mental Illness diverse range of information and support helps tens of thousands of people get through crises, live independently and feel that they do not have to face mental illness alone.
At Moodswings all their work centres around people's recovery process, by which we mean living the best life they can with or without the symptoms of emotional distress.
With Moodswings' upbeat and positive approach to emotional distress they can provide hope and optimism.
Whatever your problem or difficulty, things can always be made better and Moodswings believe that anyone can make a recovery and lead a life closer to the one they aspire to.
Moodswings can help you to access the care and treatment that you may need.
Moodswings don't encourage the use of non-evidence based therapies or medicines.
Moodswings can help to provide the kind of positive enabling support that will help you to live a better and happier life rather than just cope with your difficulties.
Moodswings can introduce you to new friends who will inspire and encourage you.
Moodswings can help you develop new interests and find ways of enjoying life more.
Moodswings operate a telephone help line that provides advice, information and support for people whose lives are affected by a severe mood disorder.
All Moodswings' services are based on a personal plan that has been designed and agreed after an assessment chat.
Moodswings do not operate as a drop-in.
With Moodswings' support you can make a good recovery ! Get in touch to find out more!
These services together with SAMH's national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.
Scottish Association For Mental Health's horticulture services have a therapeutic impact on mental health recovery.
Scottish Association For Mental Health's peer support workers, each with their own experience of mental health problems, support others towards recovery.
Scottish Association For Mental Health's National Employment Team helps people into work, training or education.
Scottish Association For Mental Health support people living with mental health problems towards recovery and engagement in the wider community.
Scottish Association For Mental Health provide preventative work and practical support to individuals who are homeless or at risk.
Scottish Association For Mental Health help people in their recovery from addiction.
Scottish Association For Mental Health champion active living as a vehicle for improving and maintaining good mental health and wellbeing.
Every single day, Scottish Association For Mental Health works to prevent suicide through interventions and training.
Scottish Association For Mental Health provide emotional and practical support to people on a daily basis including living skills to help them keep their home.
Scottish Association For Mental Health provides housing support and outreach to people in their own homes where staff support people to develop, regain and maintain independent living skills.