It is important to seek help as early as possible. The earlier you receive treatment, the more likely you are to recover well.
Speak to someone you trust if you feel like you or someone you know might be experiencing the symptoms of schizophrenia. This could be a parent, carer, friend or teacher.
The next step will be for you, or your parent or carer, to speak to your GP or school nurse. They might help you to get support from a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) or a specialist team for young people with psychosis, called an Early Intervention Team/Service (EIS).
When you have psychosis or schizophrenia, you might not realise that you are unwell, and the people around you might notice first and need to support you to get help. If you become very unwell, you could need to spend some time in hospital until your condition stabilises.
Getting help for yourself or someone you know can feel very scary and confusing. The sooner you ask for support, the sooner you or the person you know can start to get better.