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