This excellent training resource will expand your understanding of paranoia and its impact on an individual’s lifestyle and wellbeing.

Most people have experienced some degree of paranoia in their lives. Paranoia can affect sufferers in a wide range of different ways, impacting their ability to identify with the real world. With encouragement and compassion you can help to improve the wellbeing of a paranoia sufferer in your care, and support them towards recovery.

A ‘must have’ for induction, refresher, management and vocational training.

Plus, every trainee receives a FREE training certificate on completion of the course!


SCTV is the only online care training provider to be accredited by the BAC as well as CPD, assuring you of best quality training and service.


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As a guide, this course should take between 65 to 75 minutes. Remember, of course, different people learn at different rates for various reasons.

Printable PDF Syllabus

The syllabus includes, for example:

  • What is paranoia?
  • Delusions of persecution
  • Distorted reality
  • Causes
  • Risk factors
  • Genetics & paranoia
  • Paranoia and mental illness
  • Paranoid behaviour & moods
  • Delusional behaviour
  • Relationships
  • Internal triggers
  • External triggers
  • Paranoid thoughts
  • Physical signs
  • Fear
  • Agitation
  • Suspicious thoughts
  • Self-insight
  • Paranoid schizophrenia
  • Paranoid personality disorder
  • Grandiosity
  • Delusional disorder
  • Treatments
  • Medication
  • Self help
  • Positive steps
  • Hospitalisation
  • Role of the family
  • Identifying paranoia
  • Caring for a paranoid individual