Referral Criteria

The Early Intervention in Psychosis and Early Detection and Intervention pathways within the Early Intervention Service are for:

  • People with a first episode or first presentation of psychosis, irrespective of the person’s duration of untreated psychosis.
  • People aged between 14 and 65.
  • People who are at high risk of developing psychosis (e.g. is experiencing attenuated psychotic experiences, BLIP’s or have experienced a deterioration in functioning accompanied by a family history of psychosis (first degree relative) and experienced a deterioration in functioning in the past 12 months.
  • People who have not received treatment for psychosis with antipsychotic medication that commenced over 12 months ago.
  • Resident of Trafford

Trafford EIT accept referral from all sources. This includes self-referral, family/friends (with consent), Health professionals, educational establishments etc.

Referral Outcomes

Trafford EIT aim to conduct a face to face assessment within 14 days of receipt of referral. Urgent referrals will be screened and assessments will be booked in accordance with level of risk/need.

Following assessment, the referrer will receive the outcome of assessment and plan. We aim for this to be with the referrer within 10 days of the decision being made regarding the outcome of the assessment.

There are two options under the Early Intervention service:

  • Extended assessment (up to 3 months) to determine whether functional psychosis is present and if EIT is most appropriate service to meet the needs)
  • Full pathway (up to 3 years) NICE concordant care package and allocated care coordinator.

Post Transition Support

Young people under CAMHS services will have a transition CPA in advance of their 18th birthday to determine ongoing support needs. 

People aged 18-35 discharge planning CPA review will take place to determine ongoing support needs. This could include a referral for ongoing mental health support under CMHT or discharge back to primary care services.