Are you a mental health carer?
Can we help?
Do you work in mental health?
Welcome to our official website inspired by our youngest son Christian who developed schizophrenia around the age of 15. The site is designed to share some of our thoughts, views and experiences with you. Here you can find extracts from poems and other resources we use for teaching and training. We provide a unique insight into mental distress. Having suffered from mental distress for most of my adult life and then becoming a Carer we are able to deliver training from both perspectives. Our aim is to deepen the understanding of the whole family experience Georgina, Paul & Christian Wakefield.
We also offer support to Mental Health Carers, even if you just need someone who understands to listen and talk to, we are here to help. There is no substitute for empathy. Simply contact us by e-mail or phone.
We also aim to raise the profile of mental illness and improve the services offered to patients and their carers. Using the power of words family photos and statistics we bring the audience as far into the world of the mental health Service User and Carer as possible.
Thank you for your interest in Spotlight on Schizophrenia,
Sincerely Georgina, Paul and Christian Wakefield.
“My Family Loving Christian”
“All In The Mind”
“Time To Change”
“Changing Lives - the benefits of Direct Payments"
In addition to providing training for educational purposes in many settings, the DVD will provide some answers for new carers which will help reduce the confusion, anxiety and grief that they will be going through. It contains lots of information about stigma - something that families may not be remotely prepared for. We hope this DVD will help.