EIS provides support for people who may be experiencing or have recently experienced psychosis for the first time. Psychosis is a condition which is very receptive to effective treatments and interventions. Getting help early increases the chance of a good recovery.
There are four Early Intervention Teams in Sheffield, working together to cover the city. The teams comprise:
Support from Sheffield Early Intervention Service is flexible, confidential, non-judgemental and tailored to individual needs. It is designed to help people get on with their lives as quickly and as normally as possible. Support can include access to medication and treatment, help with underlying psychological issues, steps to help recovery and prevent relapse and practical help with housing, benefits, education and work etc.
People who experience mental health problems are still able to work or study, though there may be times when extra support or breaks are needed. The Early Intervention Team aims to work alongside people to help them reach or keep the job or college course they want. We know that being in some type of employment or education is generally better for mental health. We also know that with the right support people are more likely to achieve those qualifications or career goals they have been aiming for. The Early Intervention team offers this support through their own workers and by linking up with employment, training, volunteering, career and education services throughout the city.
Our service is available between the hours of 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday with some non emergency evening working. An emergency service is available outside these hours and may be available through your GP.
There are four teams and below are their office bases. However most of the work we do with people takes place elsewhere - most often in people's own homes, or "normal" venues around the city.
NORTH WEST SHEFFIELD EIS
Tel: 0114 2716112
NORTH EAST SHEFFIELD EIS
Northlands Community Health Centre
Tel: 0114 2716241
SOUTH WEST SHEFFIELD
9 Williamson Road
Tel: 0114 271 8654
SOUTH EAST SHEFFIELD
East Glade Centre
1 East Glade Cres
Tel: 0114 2718482
Anyone can make a referral or request help from the teams if you know or suspect that they are experiencing a first episode psychosis. We are sometimes contacted by people directly, or by friends or family, or other agencies. Most of our referrals come from GPs.
You can write or phone us at one of the above addresses (choose the one nearest) and someone will talk it through with you. If you are making a referral from within Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust or in a professional capacity, the more information you can give us the better.
For a referral pack please click here.
You can get in touch with us using the contact details above.
Alternatively, for more information please go to www.eiyh.org.uk
This page was last updated on 19th November 2012