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Tuesday 26 March 2019
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Derbyshire Early Intervention in Psychosis Service

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The Derbyshire Early Intervention in Psychosis Service (DEIPS) is for people aged 14 to 64 who experience psychosis for the first time.

Several interventions have shown considerable benefit if provided early enough. The support offered by the team ranges from:

  • Help with improving ways to cope with worries and stress
  • Support with learning ways to manage distressing symptoms
  • Assistance with recognising symptoms early
  • Support and advice for family members and carers 
  • Discussion and negotiation around the need for medication
  • Support with accessing education, training, or returning to a working environment
  • Support with social activity
  • Housing and benefit advice and assistance.


These are some of the ways the team can support a person to keep well.

What is “Psychosis”?

Psychosis is a condition that can affect any one of us. Currently about two or three people in every hundred experience this condition. Stress plays a major part in triggering symptoms of psychosis. Adolescence and early adult life is a particularly difficult period for all of us and if we are vulnerable to psychosis, symptoms can be triggered during this phase.

Symptoms of psychosis can include:

  • Muddled thinking
  • Feeling suspicious of others
  • Hearing, feeling or seeing things that others cannot
  • Feeling isolated and unhappy
  • Feeling especially overactive
  • Racing thoughts.


These symptoms are just a number of those that can be experienced and have to occur for a specific length of time to indicate psychosis.

What will happen once a person is referred to the team?

  • A meeting will be arranged at a place and time convenient to the person
  • The first time we meet with a person, we aim to obtain a clear understanding of what difficulties they are experiencing and what they feel would help them most
  • If the service is appropriate for a person, a specific worker will be allocated and will begin to work with them on deciding which areas of their life they would like support with
  • A person can have the support of the team for up to three years
  • The team will work with an individual in a way that makes the best use of all resources and services available in the community.


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Contact us

Both teams operate from 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Derby City & South Derbyshire Early Intervention Service

St Andrews House, 201 London Road, Derby, DE1 2TZ 

Tel: 0300 123 3239
Fax: 01332 268472

North Derbyshire Early Intervention Service

Bayheath House, Rose Hill West, Chesterfield S40 1JF

Tel0300 123 4451
Fax: 01246 293284

If you require any resources in different languages, have visual or hearing impairment or any other requirement to enable to you access information, please let the team know and they will be happy to assist.