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Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) Service

Psychosis is a condition that affects your mind and can change the way you think, feel and behave. It can be difficult for you to distinguish between reality and your imagination, and is most common in adolescence and early adulthood.

We help assess, treat and support people (between the ages of 14-65 years old*) who may be experiencing their first episode of psychosis. We do this in the community – either in or near your home.

You can refer yourself to this service - you don't have to go through your GP – just contact your local team (their numbers are on the right of this page). The team will carry out an assessment and then treatment and support will be tailored to your individual needs.

We can help by:

  • Educating you, your friends and family about psychosis
  • Creating plans to help you through crisis
  • Medication
  • Working with your family or guardians
  • One-to-one support
  • Providing access to psychological therapies
  • Supporting you with your physical health
  • Supporting you in your education or employment
  • Helping you to continue with your everyday life.

We normally work with you for up to three years.

(*Please note, our Southampton team currently works with people aged 14-35yrs only).

Contact my local team:        


EPIC MINDS website (wealth of information on psychosis)

Choice and Medication (information on psychosis)

Rethink (what is psychosis?) - provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. - information for young people about mental health and emotional wellbeing.

If you’ve been diagnosed with psychosis, you are definitely not alone. There are teams of specialists ready to help. Hear the stories of people who’ve been treated by an EIP team - from the first symptom to starting treatment and moving on to a brighter future. - South Region EIP programme

What is psychosis? (talks about psychosis, EIP and waiting time standards)

Psychosis is nothing like a badger!

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