Early Intervention in Psychosis

Who are we?

The Early Intervention in Psychosis team (EIP) works with individuals ages from 14 to 65 year olds across Lincolnshire who are either:

  • experiencing a First Episode of Psychosis (FEP)

The Early Intervention team will work with you for a period of up to 3 years. 

The team can help in different aspects of your life including:

  • mental wellbeing
  • medication
  • promotion of recovery
  • independence in the community.

A service user said:

"The staff were incredibly caring and knowledgeable. I came into the service at a time when I didn't see how difficult things had become and I wouldn't have improved without their support. They saved my life and helped me understand what was happening to me. I cannot thank them enough for the support for me and my family."

Where are we based?

The EIP service operates between the hours of 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. The service operates across Lincolnshire with bases in:

  • Boston,
  • Gainsborough
  • Grantham
  • Lincoln
  • Louth
  • Skegness
  • Sleaford
  • Spalding
  • Stamford

More information about each location is below.


The Archway Centre

Address: The Archway Centre, Boston West Business Park, Sleaford Road, Boston, PE21 8EG


Trinity House

Address: 124 Trinity Street, Gainsborough, DN21 1JD


Sycamore Assessment Unit

Address: Beaconfield Site, Beacon Lane, Grantham, NG31 9DF


Carholme Court

Address: Long Leys Road, Lincoln, LN1 1FS


Windsor House

Address: Fairfield Industrial Estate, Louth, LN11 0LF


Holly Lodge

Address: 9 The Meadows, Skegness, PE25 2JA


The Willows

Address: Units 1 & 2, Lions Way, Sleaford, NG34 8GG


Johnson Community Hospital

Address: Spalding Road, Pinchbeck, PE11 3DT


Stamford Resource Centre

Address: St. Georges Avenue, Stamford, PE9 1UN

Who is in the team?

If you are appropirate for our service you will be allocated a care coordinator who will support in managing your care.

Within the team there is a number of professionals that may support you through your pathway, including community psychiatric nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, mental health wellbeing practitioners, psychological intervention facilitators, healthcare support workers, physical healthcare assistant practitioners, peer support worker, clinical psychologist, psychiatrists, cognitive behaviour therapists.​​​​​

How will the service help me?

The service offers a range of different interventions to support you and promote independence. Interventions include:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for psychosis – (CBTp)
  • Individual Placement Service (Employment Support) – (IPS)
  • Carers support
  • Physical health and wellbeing support
  • Behavioural Family Therapy – (BFT)
  • Signposting to other agencies
  • Worry intervention work
  • Psychosis focused sleep intervention
  • Other psychological interventions depending on need

Caring for someone with psychosis

A carer can be a family member or a friend that provides support with practical or emotional needs. The EIP team understands that caring for someone with psychosis can sometimes be difficult. Carers first and the carers information group provide support for carers. Please ask a member of the team if you wish to have a leaflet.  

What is psychosis?

“Psychosis (also called a 'psychotic experience' or 'psychotic episode') is when you perceive or interpret reality in a very different way from people around you. You might be described as 'losing touch' with reality. Psychosis affects people in different ways. You might experience it once, have short episodes throughout your life, or live with it most of the time.” (Mind)

The main signs of psychosis are made up from positive and negative symptoms.

Positive symptoms Negative symptoms
  • Hallucinations – seeing, hearing, tasting or feeling things that others cannot.
  • Feeling suspicious of others - an unshakeable belief that is against the common understanding of others.
  • Muddled thinking – conversations that are difficult to follow, or actions that are strangely out of character.
  • Odd or bizarre behaviour.
  • Paranoia - unusual levels of suspicion and/or persecution.
  • Changes noted in everyday functioning - for example self-neglect, social withdrawal and decreased occupational activity.
  • Lack of motivation.
  • Lack of energy.
  • Significant changes in mood - mood can swing between extremes from high (mania) to low (depression).


Contact details

Telephone: 01522 421757 (9am to 5pm)

Telephone: 030 123 4000 (out of hours)

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) 

Telephone: 01529 222265

Email: lpft.pals@nhs.net

How PALS can help

Advocacy - Total Voice Lincolnshire

If you would like support at your  appointment there is an independent advocacy service. Total Voice Lincolnshire will support you and help you understand your rights.

Telephone: 01522 706580

Email: tvl@voiceability.org

Your information and health records

Telephone: 01529 222327

Email: lpft.lpftrecords@nhs.net

How to access your information and records


Useful websites

Carers First

Hearing Voices Network

Young Minds


Rethink Mental Illness

Mental Health Foundation 

Accessibility tools

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