After the launch of the policy report ‘Rethinking Schizophrenia: Beyond the Voices’ in March 2024, falling under the 1st phase of the Rethinking Schizophrenia project, we are pleased to announce that the second phase, focusing on the schizophrenia care pathway, officially kicks off on the occasion of the European Mental Health Week! The Rethinking Schizophrenia project challenges the status quo and refreshes the European policy debate on people living with schizophrenia, recognises the essential role of social support and encourages multi-stakeholder-driven policy. 

According to the World Health Organization, 20 million people worldwide have schizophrenia. There is a need to improve the care of individuals with schizophrenia, but there is an in-depth patient care pathway analysis required to aid the development of concrete strategies for advances in schizophrenia care.

The second phase of the project, Rethinking the Schizophrenia Care Pathway, co-created by the European Brain Council (EBC) and the European Psychiatric Association (EPA), will aim to examine health gains and societal impacts resulting from optimal healthcare interventions in comparison with current care or inadequate treatment and convert data evidence to policy recommendations on how to improve the care pathways. In-depth patient care pathway analysis will be conducted for optimized care and development of concrete strategies. The project covers 9 countries (Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Spain and UK).  

Survey on Rethinking the Schizophrenia Care Pathway

Join us in our online survey and support us in better understanding of the care pathway of people from the first episode of psychosis and schizophrenia to long-term care throughout the mental health system in different European countries with a focus on youth and young adults! The survey will help us identify the major problems and defficiencies of the care pathway and how it can be optimised.

We invite all healthcare providers (psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, general practioners, etc.), particularly from the selected countries (Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Spain and UK), to provide their insights on this topic and complete the survey.

It takes approximately 10 minutes to fill in the form. The responses are anonymous and should primarily reflect the situation in your country, your personal experience and opinion. The survey will be open until 13 June 2024.