Your local Early Intervention (EI) team are a new community based service who can meet people in a wide range of places, either at home, at a clinical base or in a neutral space, for example at a coffee shop or other public areas.
The Powys EI team currently support people aged 18 to 25 who are experiencing early symptoms of psychosis or have experienced untreated psychotic symptoms within the last 2 years.
GP or health professionals can refer via the local community mental health team where the Early Intervention Link worker or Duty worker will triage the referral. Family and or friends can also refer via an Early Intervention Practitioner.
The Early Intervention in Psychosis Service can provide up to 3 years of support which can include:
• Education relating to symptoms and coping strategies.
• Relapse prevention work.
• Support in getting back into work.
• Support in getting back into education.
• Recovery from Psychosis.
• Medication interventions.
• An Information Hub.
• Family interventions and family education around signs and symptoms of psychosis.
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy relating to symptoms and coping strategies.
• Peer Support groups.
• Referral to voluntary/charity support services.
Our EIP Teams work from a number of different sites across the length and breadth of Powys.
The South Powys Team can be contacted on:
07929 781 794
The North Powys Team can be contacted on:
07876 714 117
Both teams can be contacted using the following email address: EIPPowys@wales.nhs.uk