Early Psychosis Mental Health
The Early Psychosis Service provides frequent community based care to young people between 18-24 years old. We see people living in the Royal Brisbane and Woman’s Hospital suburb catchment area who are experiencing their first psychosis or where there is a high risk that they will develop psychosis.
We help people understand their illness and find ways to reduce or cope with their symptoms. Our aim is to help consumers restabilise their mental health and help them return to an active and healthy life as soon as they can.
We connect our consumers with various support agencies such as employment, relationship matters, and alcohol and drug services. Families and carers are offered an early psychosis group education program and guidance to community family programs.
The treating team may include a range of mental health clinicians including a doctor, psychologist, nurse, social worker or occupational therapist.
How to access this service
Call 1300 MH CALL (1300 64 22 55) or in an emergency call 000 or go to a hospital with an Emergency Department.
We will contact you within a week after receiving your referral. If you are staying with us we will provide more information about the service. A team member will meet with you to explain how the team works and what to expect from the service. It can be helpful to bring a family member or close friend with you to your initial appointments.
What to bring
- Your Medicare card
- Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
- Recovery goals and plan
- Medications you are currently taking, including any that you have bought without a prescription and herbal medicine
- Private health insurance card (if you want to use it)
- Glasses, hearing aid, walking frame
- Your appointment letter
- Any special items listed on your letter
- Snacks, a drink or money to buy refreshments
Mental Health Centre
24 hour assistance
Phone: 1300 MH CALL (1300 64 22 55)
Location: E Floor, Mental Health Centre
Phone: (07) 3646 1189
Open: Monday-Friday 8.00am-4.30pm
Need help outside hours?
Call 1300 MH Call (1300 64 22 55).
In the case of an emergency call 000.