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Peer support and self-management

Peer support and self-management

You may be offered 'peer support' which is support from someone who has recovered from psychosis or schizophrenia and has trained to be a peer support worker.

You may also be offered support from a health or social care professional to help you manage your condition and other parts of your life yourself (called a self-management programme).

Both types of support should include:

  • information and advice about psychosis and schizophrenia

  • how to take medication

  • how to recognise and cope with symptoms

  • how to get help from mental health and other support services

  • what to do in a crisis

  • meeting other people who can support you

  • help to recover and stay well.

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