Coronavirus - changes to this service

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak we have made changes to the way this service is delivered.

To find out more please visit shsc.nhs.uk/coronavirus

The Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) service offers supports to people in Sheffield aged between 16 and 64 years old, who are experiencing symptoms of first episode psychosis.

Psychosis is a condition that effects a person’s ability to know what is real. This might include experiencing distressing or troubling thoughts and feelings, or seeing or hearing things that other don’t.

We offer care support in line with NICE guidance for up to three years.

Our support is tailored to suit your individual needs and may include one-to-one therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

You could also be offered the chance to attend other sessions, for example:

  • Stronger Together group – a group led by service users offering peer support. You’ll also get the opportunity to help shape the future of the service based on your experience.
  • Relatives group – supportive group for families and friends of those experiencing psychosis.
  • Drop-in clinics – you’ll have the opportunity to review your physical health or review any anti-psychotic medication you are taking with a pharmacist.

Anyone aged 14 to 16 seeking support would be initially referred to our colleagues in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

We ensure that anyone aged 16 who is moving to our service is fully supported along the way to ensure a smooth transition.

Support for students in Sheffield

We know that being at university can be tough for some people - especially in the first year of your studies. You're in a new city, surrounded by people you've never met before and you're trying your best to fit in. All of that on top of the pressure of doing well on your course.

It's a stressful experience, and if you're struggling your thoughts can sometimes take you down a dark path.

If you or someone you know is isolating themselves, struggling to sleep, feeling paranoid or seeing things, we can help.

All you need to do is call us on 0114 2718600 and speak to one of our experts, or speak to your GP and ask to be referred to our service.

How is the service accessed?

All referrals to the Early Intervention in Psychosis team must be made to the Single Point of Access or Out-of-Hours teams.

You can take a look at the eligibility and selection criteria for the service by clicking here.