Our vision is for every person in Jersey with a severe mental illness to have the opportunity to fulfil their potential and participate in and contribute to all aspects of life.

Severe mental illness (SMI) refers to …”people with psychological problems that are often so debilitating that their ability to engage in functional and occupational activities is severely impaired. Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are often referred to as SMI” (PHE 2018).

Severe mental illness can significantly limit a person’s life.  At Focus on Mental Illness we believe that we can make a difference for those affected by SMI – by working closely with them and their families – campaigning generally for better understanding –  running participation, information and support groups and training and awareness programmes.

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Not sure if you are dealing with severe mental illness?

Feel free to contact us and talk things through. We have many years of experience and if we’re not the right people, we can help point you in the right direction.

Fundraising: how you can help….

Mental illness has some big challenges for society. Currently we rely solely on donations to deliver our services, which gives us the autonomy to “say it as we see it” and therefore help to bring about changes needed.  Please help us raise the funds to help those in real need….


Please contact us at info@focusmi.org.