We support people experiencing symptoms of psychosis for the first time, as well as people at risk of developing psychosis.
Psychosis affects the way someone believes, views and experiences things. It most commonly develops between late teens and early adulthood. Anyone can develop psychosis, and most people recover in less than six months with treatment and support. Early treatment increases the chance of a full recovery.
Early signs can sometimes be unclear and hardly noticeable. A person with psychosis might experience the following:
We provide help and support to people over the age of 14 who are experiencing symptoms of psychosis for the first time, and for one week or more.
We also work with people who are at risk of developing psychosis. This might include people who:
If you, or someone you care for, require early intervention, we’ll create a care plan with you. The care plan will include:
We usually meet you within 14 days of your referral, at a time and venue convenient to you. The meeting gives you the opportunity to discuss your experiences and any concerns you have.
If you have concerns about a child, please visit your GP in the first instance who will be able to refer to us in CAMHS if necessary.
If you feel you need to speak to someone urgently to make a referral, please call 0300 365 1234.
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