Who Are We?
The Early Intervention Service consists of a broad range of staff, trained and experienced in working with people experiencing psychosis and their families.
We employ specialist mental health professionals, many of whom also have expertise in working with children, substance misuse, and social recovery (including work and education), and the needs of minority communities. We also employ staff who have had on personal experience of psychosis.
Working in partnership with local primary care, mental health, social services and the voluntary sector, we aim to meet the full range of needs of people referred to us and provide effective and acceptable interventions aimed at achieving recovery.
How to Access the Service
To refer or be referred to The Early Intervention service, you or a family member can contact us directly or by e-mail if you prefer. We also accept referrals from other professionals, such as GP’s.
Early Intervention Service
125 Thornton Road
People are available to take your call Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm
Hub Duty Phone
What do We Mean by Psychosis?
The word ‘psychosis’ is an umbrella term for a wide range of experiences that can be found in a range of experiences. Many of these are everyday experiences but for various reasons they become difficult and distressing and impact negatively on different aspects of a person’s life.
Psychosis is often triggered by a combination of stressful experiences or situations or trauma, which can be recent or past trauma. There are many cultural and individual ways of understanding the experiences of psychosis. It is important to understand each person’s beliefs about the experiences and ideas they are having to enable us to work together towards the best outcome.
It is possible to recover from psychosis, with the right help and support. It is important that people access help and support as early as possible.
Who Is The Service For?
Anybody aged between 14 and 65 years old who is experiencing some of the following:
Hearing noises or voices that others don’t seem to hear. Other senses can also be affected, e.g. seeing, smelling, tasting or physically feeling things others can’t.Changes in how events, people and thoughts are perceived.Feeling suspicious about other people.Experiencing beliefs and thoughts that cause distress and/or change the way a person behaves.Changes in behaviour maybe to changes in usual behaviour, such as becoming more isolated or reduced motivation OR doing things you wouldn’t usually do, some of which could be risky.These problems can develop gradually over time or happen suddenly. They may occur occasionally or often.
If you or a person you know is having any of these experiences, you can contact us on:
Please call 01274 221021