This program offers free and confidential support for young people who are experiencing an early episode of psychosis or are at risk of developing psychosis.
As part of the program, young people can access:
- Specialty trained mental health professionals
- Support to help them get back to study or work
- Support with everyday life skills, e.g. shopping, travelling
- Creative therapy e.g. art or music groups
- Social group activities (e.g. cooking, going to the movies) with other young people who have had similar experiences.
Expert support for young people
headspace Early Psychosis not only provides specialist clinical case managers but also a range of peer support and family workers who’ll work with young people and their families to achieve their goals.
Young people work with a specialist case manager who develops an individual treatment plan and provides support throughout the treatment.
Mobile Assessment Treatment teams also provide assessment, community outreach and support after hours. These specialists undertake initial assessments and treatment for young people and their family.
Family and friends are an integral part of the treatment team
As part of the headspace Early Psychosis program, families receive support, information and education about psychosis. They can attend family meetings and group sessions to get support from other families with a young person experiencing psychosis.
Parents and families can also access a qualified youth mental health professional in a confidential, free and secure manner through their centre or after hours, through eheadspace.