Who is Harrow's Early Intervention in Psychosis Service (EIS) for?
Young people and adults aged 14 to 35 who are registered with a Harrow GP and experiencing their first episode of psychosis within the last 12 months.
What does the service provide?
Harrow and Hillingdon Early Intervention in Psychosis Service is delivered by a multi-disciplinary team. They undertake timely assessment and effective treatment that complies with National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE).
The service supports early detection and early recovery. It offers a holistic and diverse range of services, including:
- Medical and psychological therapies
- Intensive psycho-education
- Social and vocational support
- Advice to maximise recovery
Other services include personal training and sports technician sessions to support physical health and well-being in recovery. The team consists of Adult Psychiatrist, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Clinical Psychologist, Occupational Therapists, Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers, Support Workers, Counsellor and Employment Specialist.
The team works closely with and in partnership with other professionals, such as teachers, youth workers, social workers, GPs, other health professionals and local providers.
How do I access the service?
Referrals to the service are accepted from all secondary mental health services if they think it is necessary. This can include A&E liaison, Social Care, Assessment and Brief Therapy team, inpatient wards and also GPs.
For children and young people under the age of 18, CNWL will accept the local child and adolescent referrals.
The service is available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
The service is provided by Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL).