Resources for Families

Also see Resources for Patients.


Schizophrenia Australia Foundation (SANE)
Family and Friends Fact Sheet
Something is not Quite Right
Something is not Quite Right Fact Sheet

ORYGEN Youth Health
At-risk Mental State and Young People

New South Wales Health Department Centre for Mental Health
Family Help Kit


Canadian Mental Health Association
Youth and Psychosis: Parents Can Help
Mental Illness in the Family
A Sibling’s Guide to Psychosis – Information, Ideas and Resources
Youth Psychosis: What Parents Can Do…
Schizophrenia: A Journey to Recovery. A Consumer and Family Guide to Assessment and Treatment
Learning about Schizophrenia: Rays of Hope: A Reference Manual for Families and Caregivers
Les familles s’entraident: Notions elemnetaires sur la Schizophrnenie
Schizophrenia Youth’s Greatest Disabler

BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions
Symptoms of Psychosis and What to Do About Them: A Guide for Family and Friends
How to Help People Recovering from Psychosis: What Family and Friends Need to Know
When Your Brother or Sister is Sick with Psychosis
For Teens: When Your Brother or Sister has Psychosis
Family Toolkit
What Family and Friends can do to Help
Symptoms of Psychosis and What to Do About Them: A Guide for Family and Friends
Answers to Your Questions About Getting Help for Children and Youth
For Kids who Might Know People with Psychosis

British Columbia Schizophrenia Society
Early Psychosis: Helping Your Family Member
Early Psychosis: A Care Guide
Early Psychosis: A Care Guide Summary
Family Peer Support Buddy Program
Program Marketing Diagram
Emailable programable promotional poster
Buddy Guide
Program Logic Model
Follow-Up Questionnaire for Buddies and Matches

Fraser South Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) Program
Booklet: EPI Family Coping

Helping Overcome Psychosis Early (HOPE)
Vancouver/Richmond Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI)
For Families

Schizophrenia Society of Newfoundland and Labrador
Strengthening Families Together Program

Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program (NSEPP): The Sooner the Better
Something is not quite right
How to Get Help
How to Help
NSEPP Education Programs
Learn About Psychosis Sessions
Early Psychosis Family Education Overview
Early Psychosis Family Information Sessions
Early Psychosis Family Support Group

Prevention and Early Intervention Program for Psychosis (PEPP)
Family Support
PEPP Early Recognition Brochure
Poster, Symptoms

Family Association for Mental Health Everywhere (F.A.M.E.)

Early Intervention for Psychosis
Helpful Hints for Families
Early Intervention for Psychosis

Home Intervention for Psychosis team (HIP)

Family Outreach and Response Program (FOR) EI Program
What is Psychosis?
Early Psychosis and Recovery Course

Association Quebecoise des Programmes pour Premiers Episodes Psychotiques (L’AQPPEP)- (French)
Guide for Families


Early Intervention (EI) in Psychosis Program
National Institute for Mental Health in England (NIMHE)
Early Psychosis Declaration, Carer’s leaflet
Family and Carer Support, Understanding Psychosis, National Early Intervention Programme
Support for Family and Carers

Psychosis Early Intervention Service
Help Someone Recover


Detection, Education and Local Team Assessment (DELTA) Project
What Can Family and Friends Do?

Dublin East Treatment and Early Care Team (DETECT): The Earlier the Better
What Can Family and Friends Do?

New Zealand
Online Store
Code of Family Rights
Families as Partners in Care
Supporting family in Mental Illness
Info Pack

First-Episode Psychosis Service (FEP)
Family Involvement

Totara House Early Intervention for Psychosis Service
Family Support


National Schizophrenia Fellowship Scotland
Carer’s Fact Sheet
Stigma and the Carer

United States

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Your Adolescent

Schizophrenia International Research Society
Information for parents

Early Diagnosis and Preventative Treatment of Psychotic Illness (EDAPT)
Understanding Schizophrenia
Family PE training workshop

Cognitive Assessment and Risk Evaluation (CARE) Program
University of California (UCSD)
For Families

First Episode Psychosis Program

Portland Identification and Early Referral (PIER) Program
What if it’s not “just a phase”?
Young people outgrow many things, but not severe mental illness
We want to stop mental illness before it starts

Prevention through Risk Identification Management & Education (PRIME)
Observations from home

Schizophrenia Treatment & Evaluation Program (STEP)
What a Friend or Family Can Do

Early Assessment and Support Team (EAST)
Tips for Family and Friends
Family and Friends
Family Guidelines
Family Brochure
What to do if your Sibling Develops a Psychosis