Help with Psychosis

Psychosis is a condition that affects the way your brain processes information. It involves seeing, hearing or feeling something that isn’t really there.

Psychosis is when someone loses some contact with reality and this can be where you see or hear things that are not there (hallucinations) or believe things that are not true (delusions).
If you are having hallucinations or delusions you should make an appointment with your GP as soon as you can. It is likely that you will be referred to a mental health service such as Bolton CAMHS to ensure you’re treated as soon as possible. There is also a 24.7 mental health crisis line for anyone that lives in Bolton and this is available on 0800 953 0285
If you are unsure about whether you are experiencing symptoms of psychosis there are free services available to you such as Kooth which is an online service where you can speak anonymously to a professional for support
There are also services such as the Samaritans which offers support, Childline where you can confidentially call 0800 11 11 and The Mix which offers online information as well as a helpline and chat service 0808 808 4994. You can also text “SHOUT” to 85258 to contact the shout crisis text line if you are under 19.


Articles & Guides

Support for young people experiencing psychosis

Young Minds have produced a helpful guide about psychosis and ways for you to get help

Psychosis in young people

The Royal College of Psychiatrist have produced information  about psychosis in young people


What is psychosis?

An animation to describe what psychosis is and how to get help


Local information about services available to support your mental health

A downloadable document from Mind to provide an overview of symptoms of psychosis and how to access treatment and support

Bolton CAMHS have developed a document full of approved apps to support young mental health