We help assess, treat and support young people who are or who maybe in the early stages of a psychotic illness.
This is one of our community mental health services, which means treatment and support are offered in your home and in local places in the community. The service is provided by the Early Intervention in Psychosis Service which is a component of a Community Treatment Team.
Who is this service for?
This service is for anyone aged 14-35 and who appear to be experiencing their first episode of psychosis.
Get access to this service
You can refer yourself to this service - you don't have to go through your GP.
To make a referral, you’ll need to contact your local Access and Assessment team. Alternatively, your GP can contact the team for you.
The team will carry out an initial screening followed by an assessment to find out more about any problems you may be experiencing and to establish what your needs are.
How we can help
The treatment and support you receive will be tailored to your individual needs. Some of the ways we can help may include:
Educating you, your friends and family about psychosis
Creating plans to help you through crisis
Working with your family or guardians
Supporting you in your education or employment
Assisting and supporting you to continue with your everyday life
We normally work with you for up to three years.