“Whangia ka tupu, ka puawai: That which is nurtured, blossoms and grows”

  • J’s Story

    J’s Story

    My journey began at rock bottom, having returned to my mothers house with my mental and physical health crumbling. The
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  • SA's Story

    SA's Story

    I had my first severe psychotic episode in early 2010. Two years prior to this my thoughts had began slowing
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  • R's Story

    R's Story

    What's been most helpful? It's probably been multiple things together. A big thing has been opening up to other people.
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  • W's Story

    W's Story

    I found the staff really helpful during my recovery. Communicating with my case manager, doctor and community support worker was
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Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa. Nau mai haere mai.

Hello and welcome to the NZEIPS website.

We are the New Zealand Early Intervention in Psychosis Society (NZEIPS). Our interest focuses on the wellbeing of young people who have experienced symptoms of psychosis, and the best support available for them and their families.

We are an organisation made up of members from all over New Zealand (NZ), including people with lived experience of psychosis, family members, clinicians and other workers who support young people with experiences of psychosis.

This website provides information about psychosis and Early Intervention (EIP), advice on what to do if you’re worried about someone, where to find help in your area, and useful links to further good sources of information.

You can also join the NZEIPS here and by doing so you will gain access to our members’ area. This contains information and resources designed for people working in the field of Early Intervention in Psychosis. It also provides opportunities to connect with other members in our ‘Community of Practitioners’ and get updates about events such as the two-yearly national EIP training forum.

NZEIPS is free to join and run by an Executive Committee made up of practitioners, family members and people with lived experience of psychosis from all over NZ. We hope you will join us, so we can connect, share and learn with you!

“The New Zealand Early Intervention in Psychosis Society endeavours to promote and develop strategies for early intervention in psychosis throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. This will be achieved by working alongside consumers and consumer groups, researchers and clinicians as we recognise that our vision can only be achieved by working collaboratively.”

Useful Links

  • Talking Minds

    Talking Minds

    This is a great website with lots of useful resources, and was co-designed by EIP clients. The website has some personal and family stories from people affected by first-episode psychosis.
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  • Join NZEIPS

    Join NZEIPS

    NZEIPS is free to join. Largely we are a society that brings together EIP teams and practitioners working in the field, but membership is also made up of people with lived experience and relatives of people affected by psychosis. As a member you will be the first to hear about
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  • NZEIPS Events

    NZEIPS Events

    Every two years we run a national EIP Training Forum. The next one will be in Wellington in August 2022. In between the main conference we also hold smaller members' meetings, which provide opportunities to connect with other EIP practitioners across the country and focus on specific topics.
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  • NZEIPS Conference

    NZEIPS Conference

    CHANGE: Early Intervention in Psychosis in 2022. August 22 and 23, 2022 at the Victoria University, Pipitea Campus, Wellington, New Zealand
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