Symptoms of Psychosis

Someone  developing psychosis will have their own unique set of symptoms and experiences, according to  their particular circumstances.

Four main symptoms are associated with a psychotic episode:

  • hallucinations
  • delusions
  • confused and disturbed thoughts
  • lack of insight and self-awareness

Early Intervention

If you are concerned that you or someone close to you might be suffering from a psychosis, follow this link; check the signs and symptoms and talk to your GP for advice and access to help.

If the person causing concern is between 14-64 yrs old, and this might be their first episode of psychosis, anyone can refer them or they can refer themselves to-  

Early Intervention Psychosis Service (EIP)

At the Bedale Centre, 1 Glencathara Rd, Bognor Regis PO21 2SF.

Tel 0300 3040374

For more information look at the EIP website

Urgent Help

If you are very concerned and feel that your mental heath (or the mental health of someone you know) needs urgent attention, you can contact:

  • Your GP between 8 am and 6.30 pm on weekdays 01243 608201
  • 111, A&E or 999 if outside these hours

If you are thinking about suicide, and no one is available to help, ring the Samaritans on 116 123. They are available to listen and give support, 24 hours a day, everyday.

Recovery college courses are available to help you with your recovery.

Sussex Mental Healthline

For telephone support and information from the Sussex Mental Healthline ring 0300 5000 101 (Available 24 hours, seven days a week in West Sussex).

The Sussex Mental Healthline is a telephone service offering support and information to anyone experiencing mental health problems including stress, anxiety and depression.

  • The service is also available to carers and healthcare professionals.
  • You do not need an appointment.
  • They are a service available to anyone concerned about their own mental health or that of a relative or friend.
  • They provide support for people experiencing distress.

Please note this is a limited service, if you are in urgent need of help please visit urgent help in a crisis.