Early Intervention for Psychosis (East Kent)

If you live in Ashford, Canterbury, Dover, Folkestone and Thanet the east Kent team can help you.

We work with people between 14 and 65 years old who are experiencing their first episode of psychosis, and who have been experiencing symptoms for less than three years.

The NHS England standard requires that for people experiencing their first episode of psychosis start a NICE recommended package of care within two weeks of referral.

We offer advice, carry out assessments and can offer support for up to three years. We can advise you about how mental ill health can be identified early and how our service can help.

Assessments and interventions are provided by care coordinators who may be mental health nurses, occupational therapists or social workers. Our psychology team also provide interventions.

Support time and recovery workers are a vital part of the team and they assist people with ordinary practical activities to help their recovery.

Carers

Our service recognises the valuable contribution carers make to the lives of individuals using our services. We strive to ensure we provide information at an early stage; offer the opportunity for a carer's assessment and ongoing carer welcome and engagement events throughout the year.

Please contact us if you would like to go on our mailing list for:

  • Carers events
  • information of other events that may be helpful in your role as a carer
  • to register your interest for a carer’s assessment and pack of information
  • Early Intervention in Psychosis newsletter.

Meet the manager

Your feedback is important to the team so that we can continue to improve our services. You can feedback directly to Collette Chamberlain, Service manager, to share your experiences and let us know how we are doing as a care group.

Collette is available for 30 minute slots on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 19 January 2022
  • Wednesday 16 February 2022
  • Wednesday 16 march 2022
  • Wednesday 20 April 2022
  • Wednesday 18 May 2022
  • Wednesday 16 June 2022

To arrange a slot, please contact kmpt.eipeast@nhs.net or phone 01227 812390.

Time4Recovery

The south of England Early Intervention in Psychosis Programme (Time4Recovery) has a website with information with information to help people through their experience of psychosis and support recovery.

The 'Epic Minds' website aims to help demystify psychosis, reduce stigma and raise awareness about the condition and EIP specialist teams. It features a selection of resources  including some short videos about psychosis and mental health as well as myth cards and care plans.

If you or a loved one are affected by psychosis this may provide invaluable information.

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