Early Intervention in Psychosis
The Early Intervention Service (EIS) is part of Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust.
EIS provides support to people aged between 18-65 who appear to be experiencing a first episode of psychosis or a suspected first episode of psychosis.
What is Psychosis?
Psychosis is the term used to explain a number of experiences including hearing 'voices', having unusual and frightening ideas and a loss of energy or drive.
Psychosis is a condition which is receptive to effective treatments and interventions.
If your child or the young person you are looking after seems to be experiencing mental health difficulties it can be a bewildering and frightening time. Getting the young person help early increases the chance of them experiencing a complete recovery.
What service do the EIS provide?
The staff at EIS are trained professionals and experts in assessing, treating and supporting young people in the early stages of a psychotic illness.
EIS assess young people and can offer support for up to 3 years. This may include social, psychological and emotional support, as well as medical input.
Who can refer to EIS?
EIS except referrals from Anyone:
- Young People
- Family members
- Youth Services
- General Practitioners & Primary Care Professionals
- Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT's)
- Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services
Most young people are seen in their own homes except those who wish to be seen somewhere else.
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Early Intevention In Psychosis (West)
31 Slades Farm Road,
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Early Intervention Service In Psychosis (East)