3DHB - Early Intervention (in Psychosis) Service
Mental Health & Addictions Service
Psychosis describes a number of experiences or symptoms that happen together. These may include hearing ‘voices’, having jumbled thoughts, having frightening or unusual ideas and having too little (or too much) energy. Psychosis can also cause changes in mood and behaviour.
Early Intervention (in Psychosis) Service
- Programme Areas
- Programme Type
Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Non-acute specialist mental health community services, Supported employment
- Age Groups
Youth / rangatahi, Adult / pakeke
- Referral Types
DHB clinical services
If you or someone you know needs help, please contact Te Haika, our 24/7 mental health and addictions contact centre.
We are a community mental health team covering Wellington, Porirua, Kāpiti, and the Hutt Valley.
We provide support, treatment and information to people aged between 13 and 25 who are experiencing psychosis for the first time or who have not previously had treatment for psychosis. We may support clients and their families for up to 2 years (or 3 years in certain cases).
We can help you work out whether you are experiencing psychosis. We do this by talking with you and (if possible) with your family or other people who know you well and asking questions about what has been happening. This early stage of talking is called an assessment. You can come to our office, or we can come to you.
If the assessment shows you are experiencing psychosis we can work with you to develop a treatment plan. You will start seeing us for regular appointments. We encourage you and your family to take part in developing the treatment plan.
An important part of treatment is learning about psychosis and the things that may trigger it. We can help you understand what you can do to stay well and what you can do if you have another episode of psychosis. We offer education individually or within a group.
People with psychosis often benefit from medication at some stage of their treatment. The psychiatrist you meet will check your general health and discuss the option of medication with you, explaining all the pros and cons. They will meet with you regularly to see how you are doing.
We offer talking therapies, group work, home visits, family support, help with education and employment, activity and music groups and more. Groups are a good opportunity to meet others, have some fun and try new challenges.
Our team consists of psychiatrists, social workers, psychologists, nurses and occupational therapists. We will allocate you a care manager who is your main contact at the service. They will co-ordinate the care you receive from us.
To find out if you are eligible for healthcare funding, please see the Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Service website.
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Te Whare Tipu
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This page was last updated at 10:52AM on July 5, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by 3DHB - Early Intervention (in Psychosis) Service.