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Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust have launched a campaign to raise awareness of psychosis and help young people receive direct access to the care and support they need. The Trust, in collaboration with the University of Birmingham, have launched a ‘psychosis information’ phone line dedicated to anyone who wants to know more about psychosis.

Psychosis occurs in 2 in every 100 people and can be experienced by anyone from any walk of life. Typically it is more common in young people aged 14 to 35 and in males than females. Psychosis is a term used to describe the experience of a person who has lost touch with reality. Symptoms may include; change of mood, paranoia, becoming socially withdrawn, experiencing delusions, hallucinations or disordered thinking.

If you are worried about yourself or someone you know or wish to find out more about the campaign contact:

Information Line 0121 301 5858 (Mon-Thursday: 1pm-4.30pm, Fri 1pm- 4pm)

www.youthspace.me/psychosis

Twitter: @youthspace1

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