In this film, Dr Anwar describes the symptoms of schizophrenia to a group of young carers.
This film is part of a series of group discussions on parental mental illness. If you want to watch more from this collection, you can find them on the Resources section of our website.
If you are using this film as part of a lesson or workshop, you might find the information below useful to support discussion.
- In this film Dr Anwar tries to answer a young person’s question, asking how can she help her mum.
- You may wish to consider and discuss in groups the young carer’s question, ‘how do I help my mum?’ and the implications for the young carer (she feels she needs to provide a calm, stress free environment for her mum, etc.).
- We make sense of the world through our senses, our thinking, our emotions and our sense of self.
- A person with schizophrenia may have difficulty with one or more of these areas, sometimes to the extent that they feel controlled by something outside of themselves.
Duration of film
5 minutes, 49 seconds