Lancashire Early Intervention Service (EIS)

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Summary

The Lancashire Early Intervention for Psychosis Service (EIS) aims to help people who have experienced psychosis understand experiences which can be distressing, confusing and that can prevent them from living the lives they want to live. Getting the right help early can help people understand and deal with these experiences effectively, so enabling them to continue living the lives that they want to lead.

What we do

Lancashire EIS provides practical advice, support, information and helps people develop a better understanding of their troubling experiences.

The team consists of experienced mental health practitioners including nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, psychological therapists, clinical psychologists, Support Time and Recovery workers (STR) and doctors.

How to access the service

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.

In An Emergency

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

How to contact us:

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.

Please follow this link to access information about your local team

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Visit our EIS site for more information and useful links

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