Early Psychosis Intervention Service (EPIS) is a specialist service that provides intensive care coordination and psychological interventions for young people between the ages of 18 and 30 experiencing a first episode of psychosis, as well as support and education for their families. 

Our service can provide either centre-based or home-visit based appointments.

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Eligibility

  • Aged 18 – 30 years.
  • Live in Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai catchment area.
  • Be experiencing or have experienced psychosis.
  • Have a psychiatric treatment history of no more than one year.

Referral

Self-referrals are accepted, as are referrals from health professionals.

Urgent cases

There are several options to access urgent mental health care:

Ring the Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511. This line is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will be able to speak with a clinician who can provide recommendations about how to manage the situation or put you in contact with the appropriate mental health team.

In urgent cases you can attend the Emergency Department at your nearest Hospital where there is 24 hour access to specialist mental health care and support.

If the situation is urgent or becoming dangerous ring Triple Zero (000) and request ambulance and/or police. They will be able to assist the person safely to the hospital Emergency Department to access mental health care.

Other Information

We generally work with people for a 1 to 3 year period, as this is the evidence-base for Early Psychosis treatment.

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Early Psychosis Intervention Service, Gate 5, Building 53, Lowe Road, Hornsby Hospital campus, Hornsby 2077

Finding Us: The service is located in a demountable building at Gate 5, Lowe Rd, Hornsby Hospital (opposite the oval).

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8.30am - 5pm

Monday - Friday.

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Contact the centre: Phone: 02 94856211
Fax: 94827952

Mental Health Line:
1800 011 511