Harry’s Story

Harry’s Story…

Length of Stay: 20/09/2011 – 03/11/2014

At only 14 years old Harry was diagnosed with having schizophrenia and had spent time at various hospitals in an effort to help his mental state. Harry had attempted suicide on two occasions and had a history of self harming. Harry suffered with low self esteem and distorted self image.


  • Self Harm
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Hallucinations
  • Distorted Self Image
  • Insecure Attachment Issues

What Clifton Lawns did for Harry…

We developed a risk management programme for Harry to help him gain an insight into his illness. By understanding his illness more Harry was able to develop coping strategies. With the use of visual aids we helped Harry to understand how to self-medicate and keep his mood under control. Working closely with his family and partner we enabled Harry to improve his social skills and build his relationships.


  • Medication Compliance
  • Coping Strategies
  • Visual Aids
  • Warning Signs for Relapse
  • Improve Personal Relationships
  • Risk Management
  • Risk Reduction
  • Therapeutic Activities
  • Crisis Plan
  • Group Support
  • 1:1 Support

The Result…

Harry has now taken control of his life and is enjoying independent living with his partner. He has a good understanding of his illness and knows how to spot the signs of relapse. With good family relations and a stable relationship with his partner he has a very positive future ahead.

Dawn Wake
Post by Dawn Wake

I am the Registered Manger at Clifton Lawns, you can contact me direct on 01254 703220 or email dawn.wake@cliftonlawns.net

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