What is psychosis?

Early intervention in psychosis

Our Specialist Teams for Early Psychosis (STEP) provide specialist care for people aged between 14 and 35 who are experiencing possible signs of psychosis.

It is important to get help early. There are treatments and support that can be offered to assist recovery.

Reception at Wonford House, Exeter

What is psychosis?

Psychosis is a mental health condition which usually affects people in  their teens or early adult years - although older people can experience it too.

When you have psychosis, you will usually experience very unusual and sometimes unpleasant thoughts and experiences. They may appear suddenly making you feel really frightened. They can also creep in so gradually that only people like your close family and friends notice you are behaving strangely.

Learn more
Reception at Wonford House, Exeter

Getting help

It is important that you seek help early. The earlier you are treated for psychosis, the quicker you can get back to your normal life.

If you are concerned about yourself or someone you know it is important to talk to your doctor or someone that you trust. You can also contact your local STEP Team.

Learn more

Families and friends

As a friend or a relative you may feel very emotional and be unsure of what to do next. Nobody is to blame for psychosis and there is no reason to feel ashamed. This can happen to anyone.

It is not unusual for people to be reluctant to get help. You can speak to us if you are worried about a family member or loved one.

Learn more

Latest Tweets

Devon Partnership NHS Trust

Devon Partnership NHS Trust @DPT_NHS • 7 hours ago

RT @HomeEmmatucker: Great to have medical students @ExeterMed in our Emergency Dept Big Room this morning - really opened up the conversati…
Devon Partnership NHS Trust

Devon Partnership NHS Trust @DPT_NHS • 15 hours ago

RT @kwelsh1: @DPT_NHS @Laura_Hobbsie @KimSunley #Menopause awareness coffee morning went well today. 13 of us enjoyed sharing experiences,…
Devon Partnership NHS Trust

Devon Partnership NHS Trust @DPT_NHS • 16 hours ago

@PUNC_CMK We are excited that you will be joining us! Congratulations!
Accessibility