Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) Service
- Opening times:
Mon to Fri 9am-5pm (with evening appointments or clinics as needed)
- In person & remote
- Adults (over 18)
Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) Service is the NHS service in Sheffield for people aged 16-64 who are experiencing psychosis for the first time, and for those ‘at high risk of developing psychosis’. This includes psychosis associated with trauma or substance abuse. Referrals are via the Single Point of Access (SPA).
Anyone aged 14 to 16 seeking support should be initially referred to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.
Service users are eligible for EIP services when they first contact mental health services with psychotic symptoms lasting longer than 7 days, irrespective of the duration of untreated psychosis. If the clinician identifies that the primary cause of the psychosis is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or a Personality Disorder, then treatment is likely to be better offered through a different service.
The service delivers a package of care for up to 3 years although duration may vary in specific circumstances. hey also run groups and drop-in clinics.
EIP Service staff are based at the Limbrick Centre but are able to work out of a variety of locations around the city.
The service operates between 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday to Friday, with the potential to provide occasional evening support if needed. The Single Point of Access (SPA) / Out of Hours Service will provide a crisis response as necessary outside these hours.
- Limbrick Centre, Limbrick Close, Sheffield, S6 2PE