Kingston and Richmond Early Intervention Service
Who we are
The Early Intervention Service offers comprehensive professional help to adults as soon as possible after the onset of psychosis, in order to minimise the impact on a person's life.
Who is the service for
We work with adults who experience psychosis for the first time, from the age of 17 and above, for maximum period of two years.
Where to find us
140 Church Road
Telephone: 0203 513 5000
Our opening hours
Monday - Friday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Who you might see / our staff
- Team Manager: Amy Ahmed
- Consultant psychiatrist: Dr Burrows
- Associate Specialist: Dr Fuller
What you can expect
Once referred we endeavour to meet and assess the persons needs within a two week time frame. If psychosis is identified we allocate a care coordinator (nurse/occupational therapist) to meet with the individual and family/carer with the aim of developing a therapeutic relationship to support clients needs. A care plan is developed which can include: family intervention, psychology and pharmacological intervention. Our team comprises of nurses, occupational therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists, with close links to employment support services and social services.
We accept referrals through Kingston and Richmond Assessment team (via GP’s etc), Recovery and Support Teams, Inpatient Wards, Psychiatric Liaison Service and Home Treatment Teams. Along with transfer of care from other Early Intervention services out of borough or perhaps shared care with people attending university.