What if I am a carer, friend or relative?
Support for you
You can get support if you support someone with schizoaffective disorder. These are some options for you:
- Family Intervention through the NHS
- Join a carers service
- Join a carers support group
- Ask your local authority for a carers assessment
- Read about the condition
- Apply for welfare benefits for carers
Supporting the person you care for
You might find it easier to support someone with schizoaffective disorder if you understand their symptoms, treatment and self-management skills.
You should be aware of what you can do if you are worried about their mental state or risk of self-harm. It can be helpful to know contact information for their mental health team or GP. You could find out if your loved one has a crisis plan. You could help your relative to make a crisis plan if they don’t have one.
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