Early Intervention in Psychosis

Specialist service providing support and treatment for 14-35 year olds who may be experiencing a first episode of psychosis. The team aims to support the individual and their families/carers, reducing the impact of illness on individuals and the wider community. Using a whole life approach to support the individual in reaching their potential, maintain their family and social networks and achieve positive life goals. The service also has a strong emphasis on using a psychologically informed approach to support individuals and prevent relapse.

Key learning opportunities/skills development

  • Gaining an in depth understanding of signs and symptoms of psychoses, differential diagnoses and how they are treated.
  • Holistic assessment of needs, including the assessment of risk. 
  • CPA process and caseload management.
  • Therapeutic relationship building.
  • Planning and implementation of care, including the management of risk.
  • Family Intervention.
  • Clinical decision making.
  • Communication and MDT working.
  • Health promotion and reducing stigma
  • Medication management.
  • Record keeping.