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.

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Eligibility

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

Referral

Referral is through the Ryde Acute Team. Self-referrals are accepted, as are referrals from health professionals. Please call Ryde Community Mental Health Centre directly on 02 9858 7777, 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

Ryde Community Mental Health Centre,
39 – 41 Fourth Avenue,
Eastwood, NSW 2122

Finding Us: The Community Mental Health Centre is on the same site as Ryde Hospital, accessed from Fourth Avenue, around the corner from the main hospital entry.

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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 9858 7777

After Hours: Monday to Friday after 5pm, and on weekends, please phone the Ryde Hospital on 02 9858 7000 and request ‘Acute  Mental Health Team’.