Early Intervention in Psychosis

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The Early Intervention Service (EIS) is part of Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust.

EIS provides support to people aged between 14-65 who appear to be experiencing a first episode of psychosis or a suspected first episode of psychosis.

What is Psychosis?

Psychosis is the term used to explain a number of experiences including hearing 'voices', having unusual and frightening ideas and a loss of energy or drive.

Psychosis is a condition which is receptive to effective treatments and interventions.

If your child or the young person you are looking after seems to be experiencing mental health difficulties it can be a bewildering and frightening time. Getting the young person help early increases the chance of them experiencing a complete recovery.

What service do the EIS provide?

The staff at EIS are trained professionals and experts in assessing, treating and supporting young people in the early stages of a psychotic illness.

EIS assess young people and can offer support for up to 3 years. This may include social, psychological and emotional support, as well as medical input.

Who can refer to EIS?

EIS except referrals from Anyone:

  • Young People
  • Family members
  • Youth Services
  • General Practitioners & Primary Care Professionals
  • Teachers
  • Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT's)
  • Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services

Most young people are seen in their own homes except those who wish to be seen somewhere else.


Early Intervention Service (Bournemouth - Hillcrest)

01202 584336
31 Slades Farm Road,
Ensbury Park,
BH10 4EU

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Early Intervention Service In Psychosis (East)

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