Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) updates 

This page will be updated until end of March 2023, when the programme is due to come to an end. 

 

EIP National Network Events 

Click on the dates below to watch the event recordings. 

31 March 2022: For our first EIP National Network Event of 2022, we were delighted to have Professor Rachel Upthegrove present on the topic of "Early Intervention in Psychosis: Recovery and Suicide Prevention".   

Rachel Upthegrove is Professor of Psychiatry and Youth Mental Health at the University of Birmingham, and Consultant Psychiatrist in the Birmingham Early Intervention Services. She trained in Medicine at the Royal Free Hospital, University of London and completed Psychiatry Training in Birmingham. She completed her PhD at the University of Birmingham, investigating depression and suicidality in early stages of psychosis. 

1 December 2021: In this session, Professor Birchwood gave a comprehensive overview of the story of reform of early psychosis services in England and shared some important lessons relevant for the Scottish context. 

Max Birchwood is Professor of Youth Mental Health in the Medical School at University of Warwick. He pioneered the concept and practice of EIP in the UK and internationally and he opened the UK’s first EIP service in 1994. The service attracted Beacon status and has been replicated with over 140 teams across England and internationally. 

  

Sway Newsletters 

June 2022: In the June edition of the newsletter we were delighted to announce that the Early Intervention in Psychosis service in NHS Dumfries and Galloway has gone live. In the newsletter you can follow the journey of NHS Dumfries and Galloway by reading about the support provided by the national team, read a 'spotlight on' section with David Ruddick, EIP team lead and key worker in NHS Dumfries and Galloway and find out what's next for NHS Dumfries and Galloway.

May 2022: In the May edition of the newsletter, we provide staff updates, and we introduce the new EIP national programme Senior Improvement Advisor. In the 'Spotlight On' section, Jean Campbell has shared her experience as a passionate carer and volunteer hoping to make a difference. Updates from pathfinder sites, information about upcoming events and additional resources are provided.

April 2022: In this edition of the newsletter, we provide an overview of the EIP national programme working groups, provide updates on the progress of pathfinder sites, upcoming events and additional resources. We are also introducing Karen Martin, Mental Health Development Coordinator (Scotland) at Carers Trust.

March 2022: In this edition of the newsletter, we provide an overview of the EIP national programme stakeholders, provide updates on the progress of pathfinder sites, upcoming events and additional resources. We are also introducing Dr. Rajeev Krishnadas, National Clinical Lead for Psychiatry for EIP. 

February 2022: In this edition of the newsletter, we introduce the team, provide information on pathfinder sites' progress, upcoming events, and additional resources. We introduce Hamish Kidd, Engagement Project Worker in the EIP national programme. 

January 2022: In the first edition of the year, we share the aim and main areas of work of the EIP national programme, updates from pathfinder sites, and information about upcoming events. We introduce Sarah Wilson, Senior Project Officer of the EIP national programme. 

December 2021: In this edition of the newsletter, we share updates from pathfinder sites and information about past and upcoming events. We introduce April Masson, Senior Improvement Advisor and Programme Lead of the EIP national programme. 

November 2021: In the first edition of the newsletter, we took the opportunity to introduce the EIP national programme and provide some background on the work undertaken in Phase 1, as well as outlining plans for Phase 2 of the programme. We introduce Dr Suzy Clark, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and the clinical lead for the EIP national programme, who gives an account of the early intervention services in Esteem NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.