At the Early Intervention team, we support people from 14 to 65 if you are experiencing symptoms of a first episode of psychosis. Our support is offered for up to a three-year period and provides intervention to reduce the impact of the symptoms and support social recovery. We aim to help you and your family understand more about the symptoms of psychosis and what treatments are available.
We aim to develop a good relationship with you so we can understand your experiences and how they impact your life. We aim to meet you wherever you feel comfortable and work with you to reduce any distress the symptoms are causing you. We talk about the impact of stress and develop positive coping strategies with you to help reduce future episodes of psychosis.
We support people with psychosis. Symptoms may include:
• Hearing voices or seeing things others do not see
• Feeling paranoid or mistrustful of others
• Believing you can read other people's thoughts
• Believing things
which seem very unusual or strange to others
• Not thinking clearly
• Feeling worried that bad things may happen to you or other people
• Believing you have special powers or are famous in some way
There may be other symptoms of psychosis too.
We are very happy to meet family and/ or significant others to discuss any concerns or queries they may have. Where people have taken on a full time carer's role, or if they are struggling to balance their caring duties with day to day life, we refer them for a carer assessment.
14 – 65 years
80 St Stephens80 St Stephens RoadNorwich NR1 3RE
East Norfolk, Great Yarmouth and Waveney
Northgate Hospital,Northgate StreetGreat Yarmouth NR30 1BU
Thurlow House,Goodwins RoadKings' Lynn PE30 5PD
Single Point of Contact:
Central and West Norfolk (inc. Norwich and King's Lynn): 0300 790 0371
East Norfolk, Great Yarmouth and Waveney: 0300 123 1882
Telephone number (urgent)
If there is an emergency, call 999 for an ambulance or call/attend your accident and emergency or GP for an urgent assessment.
If support is needed outside the working hours of the Early Intervention team, call your GP or you can contact the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment (CRHT) team on 0300 790 0371
Referrals are accepted from GPs, Practice Nurses and Secondary Mental Health Professionals with a brief history and a rating scale being attached.
80 St Stephens80 St Stephens Road,Norwich NR1 3RE
Great Yarmouth and Waveney
Northgate Hospital,Northgate Street,Great Yarmouth NR30 1BU
Thurlow House,Goodwins Road,King's Lynn PE30 5PD
Free parking at Great Yarmouth and King's Lynn though spaces cannot be guranteed.
There is no available parking at the Norwich base and very limited non-permit, short-stay parking on the adjacent street, but
this is almost always full. However, it is around five minutes' walk from St
Stephen's car park an 10-15 minutes from the Chapelfield car park.