Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) is a mental health service that works with young people aged over 14, who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis.
We work with people in lots of different ways. This might involve sharing information, helping to try and make sense of what is happening, medication, individual or family therapy, support with education or employment or finances, physical or group activity.
We are made up of a range of staff from lots of different areas including community psychiatric nurses, occupational therapists, support workers and psychiatrists. The whole team works together with the person to achieve their recovery.
We aim to see people as quickly as possible and give help that is specifically tailored to each person and work closely with young people and their families.
We know that the quicker that psychosis is treated, the better the outlook is likely to be. Psychotic experiences often happen at a critical development stage in a young person’s life and so by getting help early the disruption caused by psychosis can be significantly lessened.