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MidCentral DHB - Early Intervention Management of Psychosis-Assertive Community Treatment (eIMPACT)

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Description

Our vision is to intervene early, responsively and significantly using Early Intervention Psychosis (FREEDOM) principles to youth experiencing ‘First Episode Psychosis’ across the rural and urban MidCentral DHB region.

Programmes

eIMPACT

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Non-acute specialist mental health community services

Regions

MidCentral

Age Groups

Youth / rangatahi

Referral Types

GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Contact us for more information.

Description

“Psychosis” describes symptoms that can accompany some forms of mental illness. These symptoms vary between different people.

The eIMPACT service provides: 

  • Specialist assessment and treatment for adolescents and young adults aged between 14-25yrs with an identified or suspected psychotic disorder.
  • Trained and skilful staff to attempt to reduce the disruption to peoples lives by intervening early and effectively.
  • Education and support to key family/whānau members.
  • Links to cultural mental health initiatives and to Alcohol and other Drug services.
  • Assessment and treatments options will be explained and discussed.
  • With consent, we encourage family/whānau to be fully involved.
  • An opportunity for the young person to explore an explanatory model of their experiences and master the tools of recovery.
  • Advice around lifestyle management of psychosis both for the young person and their family over key developmental stages.
  • Where needed, alcohol and drug education, specifically in relation to psychosis.
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
  • Development of relapse prevention tools such as early warning signs with matching strategies for intervention.
  • Optimal medication interventions to maximise recovery, improve the young persons experience and improve functioning.  

Anyone can have psychotic experiences and they can be treated. If psychotic experiences can be treated early, many longer term problems may be prevented.

Staff

The team comprises of professional, qualified and trained staff that include Clinical Manager, nursing staff, Psychiatrist, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist.

Clinical Manager - Brent Cooper

Charges

No fees apply

Hours

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.

Languages Spoken

English, Māori,

Public Transport

Palmeston North Hospital is on the Milson line bus route.

Parking

Onsite at Community Village MidCentral. 40 minutes free parking. $2.00 per hour thereafter.

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 9:37PM on February 3, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by MidCentral DHB - Early Intervention Management of Psychosis-Assertive Community Treatment (eIMPACT).