NGO Mental Health & Addictions Service
Early Intervention for People with First Time Psychosis
This information is specific to Manukau, Papakura, Franklin.
(Psychosis: a mental illness characterised by loss of contact with reality, deterioration of normal social functioning and extreme personality changes.)
This is a recovery-focused service specifically for people experiencing symptoms of psychosis for the first time or following their first contact with mental health services for a first occurrence of psychosis. The service aims to actively identify psychosis early and therefore limit the occurrence and decrease the severity of the illness, thereby minimising the complications that may arise.
Affinity Services in partnership with CMDHB Early Psychosis Intervention Team (EPIT) run a YEYA group. The aim of the programme is to foster individual goals, reduce isolation and build on self esteem and increased level of fitness. There is also education about health, nutrition and promoting healthy lifestyles with a key goal to increase social skills. The group is run weekly at the Te Matrariki Clendon Recreation Centre.
Overall Aim of Program:
- Response to individual goals
- reduce isolation and build on self esteem and increased level of fitness
- education on health and nutrition and promote healthy lifestyles
- increased social skills.