Evidence Collection

Evidence for the Inquiry was collected through:

Survey: An online survey which explored views and experiences of being diagnosed with 'schizophrenia' and 'psychosis' was set up on Survey Monkey and circulated via our website and supporter organisations. A total of 480 people responded to the survey.

Focus group: Twelve people attended a focus group in Manchester, organised by the African Caribbean Mental Health Services.

Testimonies: Over 50 people with direct experiences of being given a diagnosis of 'schizophrenia' or 'psychosis' submitted personal testimonies to the Inquiry. Where people have given permission, these are published on this website, some of them anonymously.