Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) Service

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Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) Service is for people aged 16-64 who are experiencing psychosis for the first time (including psychosis associated with trauma or substance abuse), and for those individuals ‘at high risk of developing psychosis’. Anyone aged 14 to 16 seeking support would be initially referred to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

Service users are eligible for EIP services on first presentation to a mental health service with sustained psychotic symptoms lasting longer than 7 days, irrespective of the duration of untreated psychosis. If the primary problem is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Personality Disorder then treatment is likely to be better offered through a different service.  Referrals are via the Single Point of Access (SPA).

The service delivers a package of care for up to 3 years although duration may vary in specific circumstances.  They also run groups and drop-in clinics.

EIP Service staff are based at the Limbrick Centre but are able to work out of a variety of locations around the city.

The service will operate between the core hours of 9:00am until 5:00pm from Monday until Friday with the potential to provide occasional evening support in response to service need. The Single Point of Access (SPA) / Out of Hours Service will provide a crisis response as necessary outside these hours.

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