Psychosis (young people)
Profiles - Male
Chapman, 23, describes himself as Black-African and was born in Zimbabwe. He has been in the UK for 7 years and is awaiting the decision of an application for asylum. He was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia at the age of 20.
Max is single and is mixed race.
Andrew is an elected local councillor. His ethnicity is White British.
Sam is White British.
Peter is single and describes his ethnicity as White British. He has graduated and is unemployed.
Joseph works as a gardener and after the interview began working as a Peer Recovery worker.
Barry is a full time support worker and healthcare assistant apprentice. He is single and is mixed race.
Joe works full time in IT and at the time of the interview worked as a Ward Clerk in a Cancer care ward. He is white British.
Luke is single and works as a management consultant. He is White British.
Andrew is single and a full time student. He is White British.
Dominic is White British.
Green Lettuce had problems with anxiety, voices and paranoia. He is now much better and wants to set up his own business. He takes a tranquilizer (Diazepam) and a sleeping tablet (Zopiclone) but no anti-psychotic medication, and thinks time has helped the most.