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The abandoned illness - report on schizophrenia

The Schizophrenia Commission was established in November 2011 by Rethink Mental Illness.

The commission ran six formal evidence gathering sessions involving over 80 experts, including people who have lived with schizophrenia or psychosis, family members and carers, health and social care practitioners and researchers. 2,500 people responded to the commission’s survey online.

The commissioners also visited services across England and drew upon relevant published research literature.

They focused, in particular, on the delivery of adult mental health services but did also consider the impact on young people, those within the criminal justice system, the homeless and those with co-morbid problems such as substance misuse as well as the role of prevention and community development for building an emotionally resilient and healthy society. More .....