An explanation of schizophrenia

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

Teachers/facilitators’ notes:

If you are using this film as part of a lesson or workshop, you might find the information below useful to support discussion.

Teaching points

  • 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.).

Learning points

  • 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

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