Bellingham House, Bodmin Hospital, Boundary Road, Bodmin, PL31 2QT. Call 01208 834 276.
Kernow Building, Wilson Way, Pool, Redruth, TR15 3QE. Call 01209 204 003.
The Early Intervention in Psychosis Service is here for anyone aged 14 to 65 who experiences their first episode of psychosis.
Psychosis is a term used to describe experiences that affect a person’s perceptions, thoughts, mood and behaviour. Everyone’s experiences are unique and different. There are many different cultural and individual ways of understanding and coping with psychosis.
Psychosis is common and affects people of all ages, ethnicities, gender, and background. People who experience psychosis can and do recover, As with many conditions recovery and return to a good quality of life are more likely if help is sought early.
Someone with psychosis may experience:
Someone can develop psychosis for a number of reasons including stress, difficult experiences and for some people recreational drug and alcohol use. The exact cause is not always clear at the beginning.
We can help you develop an understanding of what led you to become unwell and how to reduce the chances of it happening again.
We are a multi-disciplinary team working with people in the community. We will work together to ensure you get the right treatment and support to recover.
You will be allocated a care co-ordinator. This may be a nurse, social worker or occupational therapist. They will be the main point of contact for you and your family. Their job is to provide information, guidance and support and help you access the right treatment and support from other team members, agencies and services.
We have a range of professionals in the team including:
We can also help you to access services outside our team including drug and alcohol services, financial and debt advice, vocational and employment services and community services such as the gym or healthy lifestyle programmes.
The Early Intervention Team offers a range of advice, support and treatments that help people to recover from psychosis including:
Contact your local Early Intervention in Psychosis Team to make a referral. Use the contact details at the top of this webpage or on the referral form. Self-referrals are also accepted.