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Early Intervention for Psychosis (EIP)

Changes to service due to Covid

Early intervention in psychosis services continue to provide a comprehensive service.

Referrals of suspected First Episode Psychosis should be made via SPA in the usual way.

A multi-disciplinary team has been mobilised to support the identification of patients for fast track discharge from acute in patient services. This will continue for the foreseeable future.

Our EIP teams look after people for up to three years after their first episode of psychosis.

We accept referrals for people between the ages of 14 and 45 years olds.

We hold a strong ethos of hope and whole-team commitment to enable recovery through the provision of individually tailored and evidence-based interventions

We believe in working with people as individuals and understanding their own background, strengths, skills and values.

Below is a summary of the key components of our services

  • Swift assessment for those with a suspected first-episode of psychosis
  • Staff who build up trust and confidence
  • Information to help people understand psychosis and treatment options
  • Care coordinator who will support you with self-management skills, social care issues such as housing or debt management, and relapse prevention work
  • A choice of psychological and pharmacological interventions
  • Support, information and advice for families and carers, including carers’ assessments where required
  • Support with employment, training and/or education
  • Regular physical health check, monitoring and appropriate treatment
  • Support with other difficulties such as low mood, anxiety and substance misuse
  • A crisis plan and prompt service response to severe difficulties.


This is a term used to describe a range of different experiences which often causes people to perceive or interpret things differently from those around them; they can also hear, see or feel things that others cannot.

For further information, please read our EIP welcome leaflet or the My Health London website.

Referral information

For those between 14 and 18 years old, please contact your GP or telephone the CAMHS single point of access on 0208 354 8160.

For those 18+ years, please contact your GP or telephone the Adult single point of access on 0300 1234 244.

Useful information guides

Guide to Early Intervention for Psychosis (EIP)
Guide to family support and recovery
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Guide to sharing information with carers
Safeguarding children

Our locations

All our services are open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.

Ealing EIP

Cherington House,
Cherington Road,
W7 3HL

Tel: 020 8483 2671

Hammersmith & Fulham EIP

179-183 Fulham Palace Road,
W6 8QZ

Tel: 020 7386 1160

Hounslow EIP

Lakeside Mental Health Unit,
Twickenham Road,

Tel: 020 8483 1445