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    Accessing Help and Making a referral

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    If you are worried that you or someone you care for is experiencing psychosis then you should visit your GP, who may refer you to Mental Health Services.

    Referral into the Early Intervention Service is made through Single Point of Access (SpoA) (hyperlink). This service provides access to Adult Mental Health Services (hyperlink) for those aged 16 and above.

    Referrals to Single Point of Access can be made by GPs, practice nurses, health visitors, and other health professionals, statutory and non-statutory services. GPs should refer clients aged 14 and 15 to CAMHS (hyperlink), who will then involve the EIS as needed.

    Referrals are screened and assessed by Nurse Assessors and referred to the most appropriate service for therapeutic intervention.

    New referrals made to Lancashire EIS are discussed daily. If it is agreed that your needs require assessment by the service, we will offer you an appointment usually within 2 weeks and always within 6 weeks.

    In an emergency

    If you are concerned about an immediate risk of harm, either to yourself or someone else, phone 999.

    If it is not an emergency but you require urgent advice, call 101

    Visit your local hospital Accident & Emergency department if necessary.

    Contact our Crisis Resolution & Home Treatment Teams