Available at the following locations
If you are worried that you or someone you care for is experiencing psychosis then you should visit your GP, who may refer you to Mental Health Services.
Referral into the Early Intervention Service (EIS) is made through Single Point of Access (SpoA). This service provides access to Adult Mental Health Services for those aged 16 and above.
Referrals to Single Point of Access can be made by GPs, practice nurses, health visitors, and other health professionals, statutory and non-statutory services. GPs should refer clients aged 14 and 15 to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), who will then involve the EIS as needed.
Referrals made to Single Point of Access are screened and assessed by Nurse Assessors and referred to the most appropriate service for therapeutic intervention.
New referrals made to Lancashire EIS are discussed daily. If it is agreed that your needs require assessment by the service, we will offer you an appointment usually within 2 weeks and always within 6 weeks.
If you are concerned about an immediate risk of harm, either to yourself or someone else, phone 999
If it is not an emergency but you require urgent advice, call 101.
Visit your local hospital Accident & Emergency department if necessary.
Contact our Crisis Resolution & Home Treatment Teams
The Lancashire Early Intervention Service operates within a Hub and Spoke model. The Hub Team contains the Therapy Team, senior management and administration staff. Three spoke teams are located across Lancashire, with one spoke team located within east, central and north Lancashire. Each spoke contains nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, support, time and recovery workers (STR) and psychiatrists.