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.
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 EIP Team, their numbers are on the right on this page. 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.
A Straight Talking Introduction to Psychiatric Diagnosis, by Lucy Johnstone, 2014
A Straight Talking Introduction to Psychiatric Drugs, by Joanna Moncrieff, 2009
In this TED talk, Psychology researcher Eleanor Longden describes her experiences with hearing voices and how her own unique coping strategies to find wellness and success with a diagnosis of Schizophrenia.
In this video clip Johnny Benjamin describes the onset on his Schizoaffective disorder and how he has recovered since his first episode of Psychosis.
This webpage offers a detailed guide to antipsychotic medication, its uses and its effects.