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My sister is recovering from schizophrenia and we're both really keen to help other people – and particularly the brothers and sisters whose lives can also be turned upside down even though they aren’t the ones who have the illness. What can we do?
There are lots of things you could do and hearing about schizophrenia from someone who has it or their close family members is a really positive way of helping people comes to terms with it.
There are several ways that you could do this:
- Set up a sibling support group or a group for people with experience of mental illness – research clearly shows that an accepting and knowledgeable group of people really helps with people’s recovery.
- Campaign with us for the rights of people affected by mental illness and to help people understand more about mental health. We are always looking for people to get involved in a whole range of activities, including using people’s personal experiences to help to train and educate, help with research projects and increasingly to do mental health promotion to help combat the stigma and prejudice that surrounds mental illness.
- Do some fundraising! Help support Rethink Mental Illness' work by holding a fundraising activity and you could help raise awareness about mental illness at the same time.
- Become a Rethink Mental Illness member. Our voice is stronger with you. Join up as a member and join 1000s of others affected by mental illness.
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