This team 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.



  • Aged 18 – 30 years.
  • Live in the Lower North Shore catchment area.
  • Be experiencing or have experienced psychosis.
  • Have a psychiatric treatment history of no more than one year.


Referral is through the Lower North Shore Acute Team. Self-referrals are accepted, as are referrals from health professionals. To refer, phone Royal North Shore Community Mental Health Centre directly, on 02 9462 9100, or ring the Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511.

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 Intervention Service

Royal North Shore Community Health Centre, 2C Herbert Street,

St Leonards, NSW 2065

Finding Us: The Community Health Centre is on the Royal North Shore (RNS) Hospital campus; it is accessed from Herbert Street. Mental Health services are located on level 1.

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8am - 5pm

Monday - Friday.

After Hours support available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week via Acute Mental Health Team. See below for details.


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Mental Health Line: 1800 011 511
Centre direct number:

02 9462 9100

After Hours: Monday to Friday after 5pm, and on weekends, please phone the RNS Hospital Switch on 02 9926 7111 and request ‘Acute  Mental Health Team’.