Insight team (early intervention in psychosis)

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About the service

The Wakefield insight team is one of four early intervention in psychosis teams at South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. We offer a service to anyone from the age of 14 to 35 who lives in Wakefield and is registered with a Wakefield district GP. Individuals will be experiencing psychosis or thought to be at risk of this developing.

Our aim is to improve the long-term outcomes for people experiencing psychosis. By detecting the early signs of psychosis we are able to provide quality support to the individual and those close to them.

Why would someone choose the service?

We offer a recovery focussed approach to support service users and those close to them through the potentially traumatic experience of psychosis. We support all those affected to maintain hope for the future.

Our practice is guided by national guidance which means that we strive to offer talking therapies as well as any medical interventions.

This might involve meeting with the individual or meeting their family to support them and help them to understand what is happening and how they might help.

We have a strong focus on helping people build their confidence to maintain and build on social, educational and employment opportunities, and do this through social, creative and sporting groups. This can include actively supporting people to attend employment or education, or supporting them to arrange volunteer placements.

We have a clear commitment to look after a person’s physical health as well as their mental health and work closely with our GP colleagues to achieve this.

Feedback from people who have used the Wakefield insight team and their families can be found in our booklet of service user and carer stories called ‘Powerful Minds’.

As part of the team’s wish to continually improve, we regularly audit our services to help us understand how we are best helping people referred to our team. We also invite feedback and comments from everyone using our team.

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