If you are experiencing mental health problems, you should make an appointment to see your GP. They will be able to assess you and refer you to a psychiatrist for a full mental health assessment. Only a psychiatrist can diagnose you with schizophrenia. Your symptoms need to last for a least 1 month before your doctor can diagnose you.
Early intervention teams are specialist NHS services which provide support to people when they’re first experiencing schizophrenia. You may meet with psychiatrists, psychologists, specialist nurses and support workers.