EIPN events

Here you'll find information about upcoming events, such as workshops, training and our Annual Forum.

Upcoming events

Peer-reviewer training

Peer-reviewer training is a great opportunity for EIPN members to learn about how a peer-review visit is run, connect with other EIP staff and prepare to peer-review other teams.

Date: Friday 20 January 2023

Time: 10-12pm

Online via Zoom. Register online.

Our Fifth Annual Forum was delivered remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. We've made recordings of both the morning and afternoon sessions available to watch online.

Watch the recordings

Date: 24 July 2019


  1. Early Intervention in Psychosis Network Update (PDF)

    Eve Blanchard, EIPN Programme Manager

  2. Collection of Outcome Measures in EIP (PDF)

    Stephen McGowan, Regional Clinical Lead for Early Intervention in Psychosis, NHS England

  3. The over-35s: early intervention services entering uncharted territory (PDF)

    Professor Jesus Perez, Consultant Psychiatrist and Ms Lizzie Kenedler, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, CAMEO Early Intervention in Psychosis Service

  4. “Psychosis was like a bomb going off in our family, family work glued it back together” – The benefits and challenges of delivering family psychoeducation as a routine part of care (PDF)

    Delia Richards, RNMH Care Coordinator, Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust, and Andrew Telford, Carer/Family member


  1. Prescribing in first episode psychosis (PDF)

    Liz Ewins, Consultant Psychiatrist in Early Intervention, and Elena Ely, Senior Practitioner, NMP

  2. My story: Our future – findings from an oral histories project exploring the lives of people who use early intervention services for psychosis (PDF)

    Dr Rose Thompson, Senior Research Manager and Gary Coyle, Peer Researcher, The McPin Foundation

  3. Prescribing in first episode psychosis – use of depot antipsychotics (PDF)

    Dr Marlene Kelbrick, Consultant Psychiatrist, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

  4. My experience of EIT (PDF)

    Tanya Roche, Service User and Lauren Cox, CBT Specialist, Halton & Warrington Early Intervention Team

  5. Reducing re-admission for black men: lessons from our Quality improvement project? (PDF)

    Olivier Andlauer, Consultant Psychiatrist, EQUIP, City & Hackney, East London NHS Foundation Trust and Jamal James, Service User

  6. EIP Family Days (PDF)

    Emily Barber, Family Therapist and Dr Rea Cheetham, Senior Clinical Psychologist, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Date: 21 June 2018


Open Dialogue in the Early Intervention Service
Dr Steven Livingstone, Principal Clinical Psychologist and Dr Ruth Kloocke, Consultant Psychiatrist – Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust

Findings from the second EIP self-assessment and the EIPN development
Emily Lesnik, Programme Manager and Sophie Hodge, Senior Programme Manager - Early Intervention in Psychosis Network (EIPN)

NCAP – EIP Spotlight Audit
Professor Paul French and Professor Jo Smith, NCAP EI Clinical Advisors

Celebrating our success and looking into the future
Professor Tim Kendall, National Clinical Director for Mental Health, NHS England

Exploring carer experiences of a structured Carer Wellbeing Intervention
Naomi Glover, Clinical Psychologist, Melanie O’Brian Trainee Clinical Psychologist and Susan McBride, Family member – North East London NHS Foundation Trust

Workshop Session 1a: Creative therapies and support

Evidence based employment support in EIS: Implementing evidence based Individual Placement and Support (IPS) services in EIP
Rash Patel, London EIS IPS Consultant - Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust (projected is funded by Health Education England) and Richard Plank, Employment Specialist – South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust

Getting to a better placeEIP Client, Kirsty Barrett, Senior Mental Health Practitioner & Camilla Sowerby, EIP Pharmacist - Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s EIP Team

Reaching the parts that CBT might not reach: Creative alternatives & choice of therapies in EIP
Alex Perry, Psychological Therapies Lead & Fiona Barber, Service Manager – Community Links, Aspire

A compassionate start: Developing a trauma informed EISDr Sarah Mansfield, Clinical Psychologist, Julia Heathcote, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist– Wandsworth Early Intervention Service

Workshop Session 1b: Service focused

Experience of developing a ‘Caseload Team’ model of working
Dr Zohra Taousi, Consultant Psychiatrist & Hildah Jiah, Nurse Consultant for Psychosis – Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust

Effective management of transitions between Child & Adult Services
Phil Goodwin, Team Manager & Laura Airey, Leads Transitions Practitioner – Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust.

Transfers and shared care between EIP teams: what does good look like?
Stephen Wright, Consultant/Medical Lead and Clinical Advisor for Yorkshire & Humber EIP Clinical Network – Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust.

EIPN discharge to GP
Erin Turner, Consultant Psychiatrist & Susan Rainey, Community Psychiatric Nurse – Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Date: 7 March 2017


Update from national policy team
Sarah Khan, Deputy Head of Mental Health, NHS England

Overcoming Barriers to meeting the A&WTS: A Patient Tracking List
Dr Guy Dodgson, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Lead for North East and Dr Nicola Barclay, Clinical Psychologist , Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Children and young people
Stephen McGowan, National Lead for the IRIS Early Intervention in Psychosis Network and Dr Stephen Wright, Consultant in Early Intervention Psychiatry, Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Training for EIP
Henrietta Mbeah-Bankas, Clinical Lead Mental Health Programme, Health Education England

Development of the Early Intervention in Psychosis Network (EIPN)
Lucy Palmer, Senior Programme Manager, EIPN

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