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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 and 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 and support 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 or by email.  A duty worker is available by phone Monday – Friday, 9am – 6pm to discuss referrals and offer advice:  0113 200 9170.

To make a referral by email, download and complete the referral form to the right and email it to aspiredutydesk.lypft@nhs.net.

Alternatively you can print and post the form to:

aspire
1 Armley Court
Armley Road
Leeds
LS12 2LB

For more information about what psychosis is, how aspire can help, what format this support will take and how we can support your family and friends, please use the links on the right-hand side of this page to download our information booklets.

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