Experiences of psychosis


Welcome. healthtalk.org, an award-winning charity website, lets you share in other people's experiences of health and illness. This information is based on qualitative research into patient experiences led by experts at the University of Oxford.

We are very grateful for all the help and support we have received in producing this resource.


Advisory Panel

Professor Ann Davis
Professor of Social Work and Director of the Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Mental Health
Dr Damien Ridge
Reader in Life Sciences, Lead, Patient Experiences Group, Research buddy
Mr James Wood
Ex-service user
Dr Joe Calabrese
Cannon Fellow in Health Experiences Policy, Green Templeton College
Dr John Larsen
Head of Research and evaluation, Rethink C14
Dr Krysia Canvin
Research Fellow
Prof Martin Commander
Consultant Psychiatrist, Honorary Associate Professor University of Warwick 
Dr Michael Clark
Research Manager
Dr Phil Davison
Consultant Psychiatrist, Associate Tutor and Honorary Senior Lecturer Oxford
Dr Richard Lehman
Medical Advisor, Health Experiences Research Group
Ms Sue Ziebland
Research Director, Health Experiences Research Group
Ms Victoria Skerrett 
Senior Lecturer

Thanks to organisations: Rethink, Highland User Group, One in Four Magazine, Gofal Cymru, Hafal, Mind, The Hearing Voices Network, Diverse Minds, Sound it Out, Link Housing, Sounds Minds, Suresearch, Mental Wealth UK, Young Minds, Link Living, Family Action, Bristol Drugs Project, Birmingham Mind, Sifa Fireside, Time to Change, Intervoice amongst many others.
Thanks to individuals: Valdeep Gill, Graham Morgan, Judy Middlemiss, Rob McMillan, Greg Thomas, Jason Cockings for help with recruitment. Thanks to Sara Ryan, Peter Griffith, Phil Davison, Martin Commander, Victoria Skerrett, Andrew Herxheimer and Damien Ridge.  

Supported by:
The Department of Health


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