Brent Early Intervention Service is for people aged 14 to 35 experiencing their first episode of psychosis. Once referred patients can remain with the team for three to five years.

The aims of service include:

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

The service supports people who meet the following criteria:

  • Aged 14-35 and resident in Brent
  • Identified as experiencing a first episode of any psychotic illness and with at least seven days 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.

Referrals to the team can be made by:

  • Direct referral from the GP including primary care teams
  • A&E liaison services
  • Home treatment teams
  • Assessment and brief treatment teams
  • Inpatient mental health wards
  • Court diversion and youth offending teams
  • IAPT services

Bus: 187, 206, 226, 228, 260, 487

Rail: Closest train station is Willesden Junction on the London Overground and the Bakerloo line.

Car: Paid parking on the streets nearby (up to 4 hours)

The service is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (closed on public holidays)