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Check out our introductory video

The video and the page below is intended for those people that are visiting our site for the first time and want to understand what the Early Intervention Service is all about, and what it is that our teams do.

Welcome to OpenMinded.org.uk

This site has been developed for everyone across Cheshire and Wirral that want to know more about psychosis and how we can work with you to ensure a successful journey to recovery.

You may be visiting our site because:

  • you’ve been told about our service and that we may be able to help you, or someone you know,
  • you may have received a letter or phone call from us explaining that we would like to meet with you to offer our support, but you want to know more about us before you get in touch,
  • or it might just be that you’ve stumbled across our website when browsing on the internet.

From this page, we hope that you get a sense of who we are and what we do, and an idea of what else you can find out through exploring the other pages of our site; including how to get in touch if you have any questions or concerns at all that you would like to discuss with us.

 

So, who are we and what do we do?

We are Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) Early Intervention Service. We offer specialist mental health support and treatment to people from the age of 14 upwards, who are experiencing symptoms of psychosis for the first time. We also work with families and professionals, to raise awareness of psychosis and to provide advice and guidance so that they feel confident in supporting someone in their recovery.

Though our focus is to support people as early as possible after the first sign of symptoms, as this is an important stage in helping with recovery, it’s important to know that it’s never too late to ask for help. We urge anyone that thinks they, or someone they know, may be experiencing symptoms of psychosis, to get in touch with our team.

OpenMinded website

You may find it helpful to freely navigate around the pages of our site; however, below are some suggestions of pages that you might find particularly useful if you are visiting the site for the first time:

What is Psychosis? Provides access to information about the illness, including symptoms, early warning signs and possible causes.

What is Early Intervention? and its sub-pages. Outline the importance of getting help early, how we at the Early Intervention Team can help and the types of workers you might see when you become involved with our service.

What’s New and Calendar Pages offer regular tips, advice and suggested activities that can help recovery.

About Us For more details of who we are and how you can get in touch.

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