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Northland DHB Mental Health - Early Psychosis Intervention Service

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Early Psychosis Intervention Service
 
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Phone
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Early Psychosis Intervention Service
Puriri House
5 Three Mile Bush Rd
Kamo

8am - 4.30pm Mon to Fri

Closed weekends & public holidays

(09) 430 4101
Ext 3503
(09) 435 0163

 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.
Referrals are received through the Community Mental Health and Alcohol & Drug Services or the Mental Health Inpatient Unit.
All referrals are reviewed by the duty clinician of the day and if urgent assessment and intervention is thought necessary this is arranged. Other referrals are discussed the next working day at the team meeting and decisions are made if they are suitable for our service. If the referral is more appropriate with another service, the referrer will be informed and suggestions made as to the most appropriate service.

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 whanau/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 whanau/family to discuss important issues in their lives
  • Family support
  • Group activities
  • Support to explore work/training opportunities
  • Involvement of other services.

Procedures / Treatments

  • Alcohol Related Problems


    Alcohol Related Problems Online Resource (English language): Mental Health Foundation of NZ. More

  • Anorexia Nervosa


    Anorexia Nervosa Online Resource (English language): Mental Health Foundation of NZ. More

  • Anxiety Disorders


    We all feel some anxiety at some time or other.… More

  • Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)


    Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (English language): Mental Health Foundation of NZ.… More

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders


    Autistic Spectrum Disorders Online Resource (English language): Mental Health Foundation of NZ. More

  • Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression


    This is a mood disorder in which one or more manic (elevated or high mood) episodes are experienced.… More

  • Borderline Personality Disorder


    Borderline Personality Disorder (English language): Mental Health Foundation of NZ More

  • Brief Psychotic Disorder


    Brief Psychotic Disorder Online Resource (English language): Mental Health Foundation of NZ More

  • Bulimia Nervosa


    Bulimia Nervosa Online Resource (English language): Mental Health Foundation of NZ More

  • Cannabis Problems


    Cannabis Problems Online Resource (English language): Mental Health Foundation of NZ More

  • Dementia


    Dementia Online Resource (English language): Mental Health Foundation of NZ More

  • Depression


    Depression is a mood disorder. Emotional states like sadness, ‘feeling blue’ or tearfulness are part of normal human experience, but are generally milder, short lived or occur in response to sad or stressful events in our lives.… More

  • Obsessional-Compulsive Disorder


    Obsessional-Compulsive Disorder Online Resource (English language): Mental Health Foundation of NZ More

  • Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks


    Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks Online Resource (English language): Mental Health Foundation of NZ More

  • Personality Disorders


    Personality Disorders Online Resource (English language): Mental Health Foundation of NZ More

  • Phobias


    Phobias Online Resource (English language): Mental Health Foundation of NZ More

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Online Resource (English language): Mental Health Foundation of NZ More

  • Postnatal Depression


    Postnatal Depression, Getting the Support you Need (English language): Mental Health Foundation of NZ… More

  • Schizophrenia



    Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder that affects about 1% of the general population, that is one in every hundred people.… More

  • Solvent and Inhalant Problems


    Solvent and Inhalant Problems Online Resource (English language): Mental Health Foundation of NZ More

Contact Details

Puriri House
5 Three Mile Bush Road
Kamo
Whangarei

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Puriri House
5 Three Mile Bush Road
Kamo
Whangarei

Postal Address

Whangarei Hospital
Private Bag 9742
Whangarei 0148

This page was last updated at 2:13PM on June 8, 2017. This information is reviewed and edited by Northland DHB Mental Health - Early Psychosis Intervention Service.