Early intervention teams for early psychosis

Early intervention teams for early psychosisThis factsheet, published by Rethink Mental Illness, provides information on Early intervention teams that support people aged between 14 and 35 who are experiencing psychosis for the first time.

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Research has shown that if someone experiences symptoms of psychosis, the first time will usually be between the ages of 16 and 30. In addition, research has shown that that early intervention services (compared to standard services) may reduce hospital stays, reduce relapses and suicide rates.

An early intervention team will be made up of staff such as a psychiatrist, psychologist, community psychiatric nurses, social workers and support workers.