EI Team

Welcome to the home of the North Staffordshire Early Intervention Team. We’re here to help!

Introduction to the EI Team

The Early Intervention Team serves people with early Psychosis who are aged 14–64 and their families. The programme bridges youth and adult mental health services, and links community with hospital across North Staffordshire, including Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme and the Staffordshire Moorlands area.

Early Intervention teams have been set up all across the country as part of the National Service Framework for Mental Health. Their primary aim is to improve the life chances of those affected by Psychosis, and include raising awareness of what Psychosis is and how it can affect people, to challenge stigma and promote social inclusion.

If you are affected by Psychosis our goal is to develop a positive relationship and support you and your family and help with those areas of your life which are affected.

EDIE: Early Detection Interventions and Engagement

The Early Intervention Team has now expanded its scope to offer a new Early Detection Service. Early Detection Interventions and Engagement (EDIE) provides advice and support for young people aged 14–35 who may be at increased risk of developing psychosis, or may be living with “Unusual Experiences” impacting their life and functioning.

We are able to offer specialist assessment, advice and supportive interventions to young people and their families.

About this site

Psychosis is a potentially complex topic and we seek to inform you using clear, simple language; this site aims to provide you with information about Psychosis; what it is, what it means and what you can do, as well as introducing you to the Early Intervention Team and how we can help.

We also provide news and further information through documents you can download and links to external sites across the web. These can be found in the Useful Info section.

ei-team.org.uk is not intended to be used for emergency contact with the Early Intervention Team.

Please contact your GP, your care coordinator or the emergency services if you need urgent assistance.

EI Team video