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Your care team
A range of professionals who specialise in different areas of treatment or support may be involved in your care. These could include psychologists, psychiatrists, GPs, nurses and social workers. All these professionals should be trained and experienced in working with children and young people with mental health problems and their parents and carers. Your healthcare team will work in either:
a service that specialises in mental health problems in children and young people aged 17 and under (called child and adolescent mental health services or 'CAMHS'), or
a service that specialises in early treatment for psychosis for people aged 14 to 35 (called an early intervention in psychosis service or 'EIP' for short).
If you receive treatment and care from an early intervention in psychosis service, you should stay with that service for up to 3 years or until your 18th birthday, whichever is longer.
Care should be provided by one team throughout your illness.