Early intervention teams: services for early psychosis
- Early intervention services work with you if you are between 14 and 35 years old, and experiencing a first episode of psychosis.
- Psychosis is a term used if you experience a break with reality. This can include having unusual beliefs or seeing or hearing things that other people do not.
- If you have psychosis and do not get help for a long time, you may have more episodes of psychosis in the future.
- Early intervention services have been set up so people can get help sooner and try to prevent these problems.
- An early intervention team will be made up of staff such as a psychiatrist, psychologist, community psychiatric nurses, social workers and support workers.
- Your GP can refer you to your local early intervention team. In some areas, you may be able to refer yourself or your friends or family could refer you.
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