headspace’s Youth Early Psychosis Program supports young people experiencing, or at risk of developing psychosis.
headspace's national centre network, engaging with thousands of young people annually, is in a unique position to identify and treat those at risk.
Based on evidence developed by Orygen; the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, the program focuses on early intervention, providing young people and their families with timely access to specialist support.
headspace centres delivering the early psychosis program are equipped with specially trained staff to help young people and their families.
How the Youth Early Psychosis Program works:
Psychosis treatment requires a holistic approach. The Youth Early Psychosis Program supports young people in every aspect of their lives, including education, employment and relationships.
Once registered in the program, young people are matched with a specialist case manager who will build an individual treatment plan and provide support throughout the treatment.
Case managers monitor the impact of treatment plans closely, and if treatment isn't working they can make changes.
As a part of the program, young people and their families will have access to eheadspace which provides after-hours online and telephone mental health support.
Family and carers of young people receive education on psychosis treatment, self-care and how to implement interventions at home.
Young people, and their families, can access a range of other holistic services including functional recovery groups and family therapy.