Early Intervention in Psychosis
The Early Intervention in Psychosis Team is a community mental health team that works with people between the ages of 14 and 35 who are or may be developing their first episode of psychosis.
The team aims to work with people in an environment where they are most comfortable, often in their own homes. People can be supported by the team for a period of up to 3 years. During this time it is the aim of the team to assist with recovery from psychosis and reduce the chance of them experiencing further episodes.
To contact us:
Call in – 27a St Owen Street, Hereford. HR1 2JB or telephone 01432 265123
The team is multi-disciplinary and includes a psychiatrist, a psychologist, an occupational therapist, mental health nurses and support workers, who all have extensive experience of working with people who have psychosis.
While most referrals come from GPs, we operate an open referral policy and anyone can refer, including patients themselves.
Once referred you will normally be seen by two members of the team and we aim to do this within two weeks. This will usually take place at a venue of your choice but we have a range of offices around Herefordshire that we can meet you in if you wish. This allows us to form an opinion as to whether we are the right team to help you, or if not, to suggest where else may be more suitable. If you meet our criteria you will be allocated a care coordinator and a plan of care will be agreed with you.
What we offer
We are able to offer a range of therapeutic interventions and support, including:
- cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- family interventions
- social support and activities
- support and advice with housing and benefits
- support with accessing education and employment
- specialist psychological and occupational therapy interventions
- relapse prevention work.
We are also able to access a range of other mental health services and wider services in the community.