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Northland DHB Mental Health & Addictions - Early Psychosis Intervention Service

Public Service, Mental Health, Mental Health & Addictions


8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.


Early Psychosis Intervention Service

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Non-acute specialist mental health community services



Age Groups

Youth / rangatahi, Adult / pakeke

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals are received through the Community Mental Health and Alcohol & Drug Services or the Mental Health Inpatient Unit.

We are a small specialist team that works as part of your local Community Mental Health and Alcohol & Drug Service. We provide support and treatment to people between the ages of 13 and 35 who are experiencing a “first psychotic episode” and who live in the Northland area.
Our objective is to provide a service to people who experience acute mental illness and to assist them with maintaining mental wellness.

We offer a number of services including:

  • Comprehensive assessments, with the involvement of culturally appropriate services (where possible), or an interpreter when appropriate
  • Information for clients and their whānau/families about psychosis
  • Specific skills, such as problem solving and communication skills when needed
  • Carefully planning the use of medication when it is indicated
  • The opportunity for client and whānau/family to discuss important issues in their lives
  • Family support
  • Group activities
  • Support to explore work/training opportunities
  • Involvement of other services.


8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Northland Anniversary (31 Jan), Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct).
Christmas: Open 20 Dec — 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 26 Dec. Open 27 Dec — 31 Dec. Closed 1 Jan — 2 Jan. Open 3 Jan — 7 Jan.

Contact Details

Puriri House
5 Three Mile Bush Road
Northland 0112

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Street Address

Puriri House
5 Three Mile Bush Road
Northland 0112

Postal Address

Whangārei Hospital
Private Bag 9742
Whangārei 0148

This page was last updated at 1:12PM on May 24, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Northland DHB Mental Health & Addictions - Early Psychosis Intervention Service.