We will meet you with a view to get to start to start to know you and your experiences. This is so that we can jointly try to make sense of your experiences. The assessment will in turn provide an opportunity for us to discuss things that may be helpful for dealing with your experiences
After you’re assessment with our team there are several different outcomes that may occur;
- We, alongside you and any family members/friends, might agree that your experiences are strongly suggestive of psychosis and offer you three years of Early Intervention in Psychosis service.
- You may need a combination of Medication and Therapy and may have to try out several types of medications in order find the one that suits you best.
- You may also benefit from talking therapy. You can choose to have your therapy on a one to one basis or with your family – the key thing to remember is that whilst we will offer advice, the choice will be yours.
- For further information about Therapies and Medication please click onto the relevant section
- If it does not appear that you are experiencing or at high risk of developing psychosis, we will discuss options with you including:
- A referral to CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services)
- A referral to your local CMHRS (Community Mental Health Team). These are services for people with other mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, personality difficulties etc rather than psychosis.
- Or you may decide that you want to seek counseling from your local GP or local Increasing Access To Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service.