headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP)
headspace is committed to providing accessible and youth friendly mental health services for young people and their families to get help and specialist support. hYEPP provides specialist mental health treatment services for young people living with complex care issues.
Building on the existing headspace platform is a cost effective and efficient way for government to expand early psychosis and youth mental health services and engage young people earlier. hYEPP aims to provide young people and their families with timely access to specialist support.
SOUTH EAST QLD - Southport and Meadowbrook (Gold Coast to Logan)
Each state and territory have a designated headspace centre delivering this specialist early psychosis service via a ‘hub & spoke’ model. The South East Queensland ‘cluster’ on the Gold Coast and around Logan is delivered in partnership by headspace Southport as the hub (with Lives Lived Well as the Lead Agency) and the new headspace Meadowbrook as the spoke (with Aftercare as the Lead Agency).
In collaboration with Qld Health, our program aims to make sure young people and their families/carers on the Gold Coast get the specialist support they need as early as possible.
MULTI-DISCIPLINARY CLINICAL TEAM
The hYEPP at Southport and Meadowbrook have a specially trained multi-disciplinary workforce to support young people with early psychosis and their families/Carers. The team includes Psychiatrists, Psychologists, GP’s, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Mental Health Nurses, Vocational Guidance Counsellors, Music & Art Therapists and Group work Clinicians as well as a soon to be employed Peer Worker and Youth Participation Coordinator.
Clinicians working in this unique early intervention and prevention service offer ‘assertive outreach’ to young people who are at high risk of developing Early Psychosis or have had a first episode of Early Psychosis. Young people and their families can be seen in their home, at school, work, TAFE or Uni and/or at a local park, café or even the beach!
This program expands Lives Lived Well and the headspace range of services to increase support for young people with early psychosis in every aspect of their lives, including; education, employment, relationships, mental and physical health.
AREA AND HOURS OF SERVICE
The hYEPP team deliver services to young people and their families 7 days per week from 8am to 10pm.
The service covers a large geographical region from the Queensland/NSW border in the south to South Brisbane in the north and the Scenic Rim to the west. We also work in collaboration with the recently opened headspace centre in Tweed Heads.
eheadspace provide an integrated wraparound service for young people and their families registered with our hYEPP. The eheadspace service provides after-hours online and telephone mental health support to young people and their families. hYEPP clinicians communicate with eheadspace staff daily to update them on the current status of young people who may need support after hours.
INCLUSION & EXCLUSION REFERRAL CRITERIA
hYEPP accepts referrals from any source, (including self-referral, family, friends, teachers, counsellors, Doctors, Psychologists and/or Psychiatrists). Young people and their families do not need a special referral to make contact with headspace Southport or hYEPP.
Young people can come direct (or be referred) to hYEPP.
For more information select the 'How to Make an Appointment with headspace' tab above and/or phone the centre on 07 5509 5900.