Early intervention in psychosis services are set up to provide intensive support, as early as possible, for people who may be experiencing psychosis for the first time. Early intervention clinicians aim to provide recovery centred, collaborative support which may range from talking therapy, group work, medication, psychoeducation and family work. The research suggests that people who receive this type of specialist service recover faster, experience more complete recovery, and have lower rates of relapse and hospital admissions.
For more information, please contact your local Early Intervention in Psychosis team. Contact details can be found in the New Zealand Directory.