If you experience psychosis and live in Gloucestershire, we can help.
What is psychosis?
How often a psychotic episode occurs and how long it lasts can depend on the underlying cause. For example, schizophrenia can be a long-term condition, but most people can make a good recovery and about a quarter only have a single psychotic episode. Episodes related to bipolar disorder usually resolve, but may recur.
You can learn more about the causes and symptoms of psychosis by clicking here.
1 in 100 people will experience a psychotic episode in their lifetime
If you’re concerned about yourself or someone you know and think they may have psychosis.
Getting help for others
People with psychosis often have a lack of insight. They’re unaware that they’re thinking and acting strangely. Because of their lack of insight, it’s often down to the friends, relatives, or carers of a person affected by psychosis to seek help for them.
If you’re concerned about someone you know and think they may have psychosis, you could contact their social worker or community mental health nurse if they’ve previously been diagnosed with a mental health condition.
If you think the person’s symptoms are placing them at possible risk of harm, you can:
Treatments for psychosis
How we may help, and some of the treatments on offer.
Treatment for psychosis involves a combination of antipsychotic medicines, psychological therapies, and social support.
Most people with psychosis who get better with medication need to continue taking it for at least a year. Some people need to take long-term medication to prevent symptoms recurring. If a person’s psychotic episodes are severe, they may need to be admitted to a psychiatric hospital.
Your care team
Your treatment is likely to be co-ordinated by a team of mental health professionals working together. If this is your first psychotic episode, you may be referred to an early intervention team.
You can read more about treatment by visiting NHS Choices
Our teams and services
Where to find us, and which services can help you.
Information for professionals
Notes on services, contacts and treatments for healthcare professionals.
Referral information for Gloucestershire GPs and Healthcare Practitioners
Referral information for Herefordshire GPs and Healthcare Practitioners
News stories linked to psychosis and related conditions.
As part of our ongoing commitment to addressing issues of diversity and inclusion within the...
Be on the ball about men’s mental health
Find what you’re looking for…
Browse a list of all our services, locations and conditions: