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Ngā Kākano Foundation - Mental Health & Addiction Services

Mental Health & Addictions Service, Kaupapa Māori

Programmes

Early Intervention Service

Programme Areas

Mental health, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Community based support - mental health, Kaupapa Māori - mental health

Regions

Bay of Plenty

Age Groups

Youth / rangatahi

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Access to this service can come by self-referral or referral from a GP or other community agency. Please contact us directly for more information.

If you are concerned about your teenager or friend, you can refer them and/or support them to request this service.

Description

This service provides intensive support, as early as possible, for rangatahi (young people) who may be experiencing psychosis for the first time. This service can provide talking therapy, group work, medication, psychoeducation and whānau work. This is a free service available to rangatahi aged up to 20 years of age.

What is psychosis?
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.

What you can expect if you use our service
We can help you work out whether you are experiencing psychosis. We do this by talking with you and (if possible) with your whānau 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 Ngā Kākano, 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 whānau to take part in developing the treatment plan.

Contact Details

50 Jellicoe Street
Te Puke 3119

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Street Address

50 Jellicoe Street
Te Puke 3119

Postal Address

PO Box 380
Te Puke 3153

This page was last updated at 1:47PM on November 10, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Ngā Kākano Foundation - Mental Health & Addiction Services.