Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea Early Intervention Service

Address:
7A Woodfield Road
London, W9 2NW
United Kingdom

Telephone:
0208 206 6424

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Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea Early Intervention Service is for people aged 14-35 experiencing their first episode of psychosis. Once referred, service users can remain with the team for three to five years.

The aims of the service include:

  • Early detection, assessment and effective treatment of symptoms.
  • Reducing the duration of psychosis through improved access to services.
  • Optimistic views about recovery, focused interventions.
  • Providing a wide range of psycho-social interventions and support.
  • Providing support, education and intervention for family and carers.
  • Working in partnership and establish links with a range of statutory and non-statutory services.
  • Improving vocational and educational outcomes for people experiencing a first episode of psychosis.

Eligibility criteria (who is the service for?)

The service supports people who meet the following criteria:

  • Aged 14-35 and resident of Westminster or Kensington & Chlesea.
  • Identified as experiencing a first episode of any psychotic illness and with at least seven days of symptoms.
  • Are within a year of the onset of symptoms.

There will be a case-by-case discussion around service users who are referred where their primary problem is substance use, severe learning disability, or a primary diagnosis of personality disorder. Consultation and joint working will be considered.

How can someone be referred?

Referrals to the team can be made by:

Can I use NHS e-Referral (formerly Choose and Book) to arrange my first appointment?

The service is currently unable to accept referrals via NHS E-Referral.

Service times

The service operates during the following times:

09:00-17:00, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
09:00-20:00, Wednesdays

 

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