Our core purpose is to work with people and lead communities in improving their mental and physical health and wellbeing for a better life; through delivering excellent and responsive prevention, diagnosis, early intervention, treatment and care.
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Our research and development aims are to embed a vibrant research culture within our Trust, increase the opportunities for people to participate in research and ensure that our research benefits people who use services, carers, families and our communities.
Although it may feel scary to talk about your symptoms, the earlier psychosis is diagnosed and treated, the more likely you are to get better. The majority of people recover in less than six months with ongoing treatment and support.
Make an appointment with your GP and discuss your symptoms with them. They can then refer you to us.
We accept referrals from family members, carers, teachers, social workers or anyone involved in your care. You must be aware that they're referring you and this must be your first episode of psychosis.
Contact the team nearest to you and we can meet you to talk about your symptoms. Getting treatment early increases your chance of a full recovery so we recommend contacting us as soon as you can.
Once we've received your referral, the first thing we do is to assess your symptoms and needs. We then create a plan of care with you and your family and provide ongoing treatment and care to support your recovery for up to three years.
We can also help you to take up employment, education and volunteering opportunities in your local community.
Our early intervention in prevention teams are multi-disciplinary and consist of:
Working closely with your family / carers is an important part of our work. We want the people around you to have the best information about your condition, so that they can support you and each other effectively.
Receiving a diagnosis of psychosis can be as stressful for your family and carers as it is for you so we have Carers Practice Advisors available to support them.
They aim to improve carers' quality of life, help them in their caring role and ensure that the their voice is heard.
They do this by: