Early Intervention in Psychosis Summary Report 

Identifying need

In Our Vision to Improve Early Intervention in Psychosis in Scotland (June 2019), the Scottish Government estimated national incidence of first episode psychosis at 1,600 cases per year. Due to inconsistencies in data collection, this estimate is based on an expected rate of 29 per 100,000. The true incidence will vary across Scotland dependent on the contextual factors outlined previously.

Anecdotal reports indicate an increase in numbers of people experiencing first episode psychosis due to COVID-19.

People who experienced delays in initial access to services, told us that they were more likely to have to contact out of hours, crisis or emergency services." Person with lived experience of psychosis