Early Intervention In Psychosis

Psychosis teams work within the community setting to provide a service to clients over the age of 18 years who have diagnosed psychosis disorders and to offer support to their families.

Our teams offer a variety of treatment options to aid recovery and promote independence. Matching interventions to an individual's needs requires consideration of diagnosis, personality, cultural and social circumstances, level of psychological development and motivation.

These interventions may include medication, talking therapy, psychological therapies, group work, physical wellbeing and working with other agencies.

Preventing relapse is an integral part of all forms of treatment/intervention, to help support service users follow a pathway to recovery.

Treatment and care takes into account service users needs and preferences.

People experiencing psychosis have the opportunity to make informed decisions about their care and treatment, in partnership with the psychosis practitioners. Good communication between the practitioners and those who use the service is essential. It is where possible, supported by evidence-based written information tailored to the service user's needs.

If the service user agrees, families and carers are involved in decisions about treatment and care. Families and carers are also given the information and support they need.

Take a look at our website for further information on who and how we can help.


Chester-le-Street Health Centre
Newcastle Road
County Durham
DH3 3UR    

Psychosis team Darlington
West Park Hospital
Edward Pease Way
County Durham
DL2 2TS   

Psychosis team Easington
Merrick House
Seaside Lane
County Durham

When is it on?

Session information
Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Who to contact

Contact name
Early Intervention in Psychosis Service
0191 333 6011

Other details

Referral required?
Referral and availability notes

Assessment of service users presenting with features of psychosis is provided by a variety of teams and services including:

  • Access and assessment teams
  • Crisis services
  • Liaison services
  • Inpatient care
  • Community services, including early intervention in psychosis in adult mental health services.

Patients with features of psychosis are then referred on to one of the psychosis teams for treatment.

Age range
Over 18

Durham County Council's Families Information Service does not promote nor endorse the services advertised on this website. Anyone seeking to use/access such services does so at their own risk and may make all appropriate enquiries about fitness for purpose and suitability to meet their needs.
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