‘Lost Generation’ – protecting Early Intervention in Psychosis services
Our new report, ‘Lost Generation’ looks at the impact of cuts to Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) services on young people.
EIP services are the best model for helping young people recover from a first episode of psychosis. They dramatically reduce the risk of a young person taking their own life, and save the NHS tens of millions of pounds each year.
But the Lost Generation report reveals that Early Intervention services in England are struggling to survive in the face of major funding cuts. This could result in tens of thousands of young people with psychosis missing out on this vital support.
What we found:
- 50% of EIP services say their budget has decreased in the past year, some by as much as 20%
- 58% of EIP services have lost staff over the last 12 months
- 53% say the quality of their service has decreased in the past year
- Many young people face unacceptable delays in accessing EIP services, greatly reducing their chances of recovery
It doesn’t have to be this way. We’re calling on the Government, the NHS and commissioners to take urgent action to protect these services, and to ensure that young people with psychosis get the support they need.
Find out more by downloading the report, and help us raise awareness by sharing it with others.
Find out more about early intervention by visiting our advice and information pages.
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