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Early Intervention Service User Guide

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Hi all.
If you're already a service user or have been in the past with the EIS, were you given a user guide and welcome pack when you were first referred? I'm asking primarily those in the UK but anyone may answer
 
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I wasn't no. Although it's debateable whether my first contact with services was a crisis team or EIS.
 
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Thank you for replying Kerome. I'm just curious because I found a pdf version of a user guide and welcome pack for the NHS trust in my area but wasn't given one. Same as I wasn't given any info about them and what they do. I'm just so damn confused.
 
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I totally understand... when I had my first episode it was a whole learning process to get an idea of how intervention worked, what kind of support we could expect, when they would consider a situation dangerous, who to talk to, what the medical position was, what the chances of recovery were. I wish I would have found this forum at that time.

Feel free to ask any questions that come up on the forum, there are many knowledgeable people around who will be able to help you get oriented.
 
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What would they consider a dangerous situation? Because that's where I'm heading
 
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I don't know but generally if you're a danger to self or others in any form. I'm not from the uk though and I haven't heard of this EIS service.

Where do you think you're heading?
 
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I can only say you're fortunate then Viktoria. This is my first time with them and instead of feeling any better, I feel desperate. Sorry I'm rambling
 
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What is making you feel desperate?
 
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I can't remember being given a user guide. But I amy have been given a leaflet.

Because I was very confused about who they were and what they were trying to do for me.
 
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Usually contact with EIS means they are going to make a serious attempt to help by being quite a large presence in your life. If you get referred to a crisis team that means they are just going to try and manage your crisis with minimal effort.

A dangerous situation for either service is if you are "deemed to be a serious danger to yourself or others", as Viktoria said. That means threats of suicide or threats to physically harm someone, stockpiling materials for an attempt, or something of that nature.
 
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