Information for the public

Your care team

Your care team

A range of care professionals who specialise in different areas of treatment and support may be involved in your care. These could include psychiatrists, psychologists, GPs and other primary care professionals, specialist nurses and social workers.

Working with you

Your care team should build a supportive relationship with you and your family or carers based on hope, optimism and trust. They should talk with you about psychosis and schizophrenia and explain any tests, treatments or support you should be offered so that you can decide together what is best for you. Your family or carer can be involved in helping to make decisions, but only if you agree. There is a list of questions you can use to help you talk with your care team.

You may like to read NICE's information for the public on service user experience in adult mental health. This sets out what adults should be able to expect when they use the NHS. We also have more information on the NICE website about making decisions about your care.

Some treatments or care described here may not be suitable for you. If you think that your treatment does not match this advice, talk to your care team.

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