Early intervention teams
Early intervention teams work with people aged 14-35 experiencing their first episode of psychosis. Once referred, service users can remain with the team for three to five years.
Psychosis is more common than you think. It can occur for any number of reasons, including a change of circumstance, increased stress or drug use. People are most likely to experience psychosis for the first time in their late teens to early thirties.
Initially, people may feel that something isn't right, but can't quite identify what. They may become more withdrawn, experience loss of sleep or appetite, find it difficult to concentrate, feel suspicious or paranoid.
Later signs might include strange behaviour, unusual beliefs or hallucinations.
People can recover fully from psychosis: the most important thing is to get help early.
The aims of this service include:
- Early detection, assessment and treatment of symptoms
- Optimistic views about recovery focused interventions
- Provide a wide range of psycho-social interventions and support
- Provide support and intervention for family and carers
- To work in partnership with a range of statutory and non-statutory services
How to access these services
Referrals to these team are usually made by a GP. Referrals can also be received following acute crisis.
Where can you find this service?
- ABrent Early Intervention Service13-15 Brondesbury Road, Kilburn, London, NW6 6BXmore service details
- BHarrow and Hillingdon Early Intervention ServicePembroke Centre, 90 Pembroke Road, Ruislip, London, HA4 8NQmore service details
- CMilton Keynes Early Intervention in Psychosis TeamWestcroft Health Centre1 Savill Lane, Westcroft , Milton Keynes, MK4 4EN more service details
- DWestminster and Kensington & Chelsea Early Intervention Service1B Beatrice Place, Marloes Road, London, W8 5LWmore service details