When Katie’s parents first noticed she was ill, she felt confused and had racing thoughts. Diagnosis brought comfort, but also worries about negative connotations. At first Katie struggled to speak openly and suffered with poor memory, but the EIP team made her feel she was not alone and provided reassurance. A combination of medication and CBT helped Katie change her mindset and her life; today, she is more confident and optimistic.
Luke suffered from depression, suicidal ideation and lost control of his thoughts, which resulted in hospitalisation. With family support and the bespoke EIP approach, led by a consultant psychiatrist, Luke received treatment for his specific needs. CBT helped him come to terms with extreme depression and today, Luke’s motivation has returned. EIP took him from a dangerous position to one that means he can move on positively.
Following a relationship breakdown, a difficult move and the onset of menopause, Cathy suffered from anxiety, which led to depression and suicidal feelings. She was admitted to hospital and began to hear frightening voices. EIP was crucial in helping Cathy overcome feelings of shame and embarrassment; always having a care co-ordinator brought her real relief and allowed her to open up. Looking back, she sees that trusting the EIP team was crucial to her recovery.