This is a comprehensive service for young adults aged between 14 and 35 who have had a first episode of psychosis or previously untreated psychosis of less than one year in duration. The service is provided by Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) and treats and supports young people in order to reduce the debilitating effects of psychotic illness by reducing hospitalisation and symptoms, improving the patient's social functioning – especially their employment and employability, quality of life and assisting with their recovery and aspirations.
Patients referred by their GP following a first episode of psychosis should be seen and start treatment within two weeks of the referral. Find out more here.
Those aged over 35, who have a first experience of psychosis, can also get access to evidence based treatment from Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Speak to your GP or contact the Trust here.