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aspire

aspire

1 Armley Court
Armley Road
Leeds
West Yorkshire

LS12 2LB

0113 200 9170

aspire@commlinks.co.uk

About the service

aspire is the Leeds Early Intervention in Psychosis Service, providing holistic care coordination to people between the ages of 14 – 65 who are, or may be, experiencing their first episode of psychosis. We provide support to families, friends and social networks of the person in relation to their experience of psychosis too.

aspire operates an open referral system. Referrals will be accepted from professionals (e.g. GP, practice nurse, counsellors, teachers, etc.), concerned family/friends or from the person experiencing difficulties.

Aims of the service

The primary aim of the service is to reduce the duration of untreated psychosis, promote recovery, positive mental health and wellbeing for all service users. We promote understanding around psychosis, working in therapeutic, practical and creative ways with the people we support.  aspire will support people for up to 3 years.

We are open between 9am and 6pm Monday to Friday. We have skeleton staff on Saturdays to work on social recovery with service users.

Referrals

We advise that you make a referral over the phone by ringing 0113 200 9170.
A duty worker will be available Monday – Friday, 9am – 6pm to discuss the referral and offer advice.

However you can also make a referral by completing the referral form and posting it to:
aspire
1 Armley Court
Armley Road
Leeds
LS12 2LB

Alternatively you can email the referral form to aspiredutydesk.lypft@nhs.net

For more information about what psychosis is, how aspire can help, what format this support will take, including how we can support your family and friends, please take a look at our aspire service user information pack.

One of our service users Kyle along with two of our employees, Vicky and Alex recently featured in a BBC documentary called The Voices in My Head.  You can view this on the BBC iPlayer here