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NZEIPS Conference – Change: Early Intervention in Psychosis in 2022

August 22 and 23, 2022 at the Victoria University, Pipitea Campus, Wellington, New Zealand

Registrations are now closed. We are looking forward to meeting you all in Wellington on Monday August 22.

The programme has been finalised, see the links below for more information on Wellington transport options and the conference timetable .

Public transport in and around Wellington: https://www.metlink.org.nz/

The Airport Express departs every 15 minutes or so, from the AX bus stop outside the Wellington airport terminal. You can pay with a Snapper card, cash, or contactless debit or credit card. 50% discount applies to fares on the Airport Express until 31 August 2022. Endpoint Wellington Railway Station.

Parking is available in the nearby Stout Street Parking Centre.

Arriving at the venue

Before 9 am: Enter Rutherford House at the Bunny Street entrance. Follow the signs and proceed up the stairs to pick up your Conference nametag before going into the Lecture Theatre LT1.

Monday evening social function at the nearby Thistle Inn from 5 pm, at 3 Mulgrave Street

Map of the railway station and the conference venue

Programme for Monday August 22

Auditorium LT1

9.00                     Welcome – Kuni Shepherd, Kaumatua and Pandra Reihana, Whaea.

9.15                     Opening Speaker - Joseph Tyro (Ngāi Tahu, Te Ati-Haunui-A-Paparangi, Ngāti Rangi)

                              Principal Advisor – Māori Health Authority

                              Mahia te mahi  (If you want something, you have to put in the work)

9.45                     Jim van Os - Early psychosis in a public health and health services perspective (pre-recorded)

10.30 - 10.45 am  Morning Tea

10.45                 Cameron Lacey and Jenni Manuel - Te Uemairangi: Pathways in to EI for Maori clients

11.30                 Mary Jane Thomson - poetry interval

11.45                 Panel discussion - Shared decision making in EIP

12.30 - 1.00 pm Lunch

Auditorium LT1

1.00                    Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust – Early Intervention Service (Amy Herford, Sally Lee, Kate Gibbs and colleagues) - Improving physical healthcare in EI (pre-recorded)      

1.30                    Amanda Luckman, Te Pou – In the long run: The long-term benefits of EI services from a lived experience perspective

2.00                    Gillinder Bedi, Orygen - Seamless support: Policy approaches toward an integrated treatment experience for young people with co-occurring alcohol and other drug use and mental ill-health (via Zoom)


1.00                    Mark Smith, Te Pou - Post discharge data for tāngata whai ora leaving EIP Teams (via Zoom)

1.30                    Janette Ng - Illustrating stories of wellness with young adults

2.00                    Annmaree Kingi - Young people, forensics and early psychosis

2.30 - 2.45 pm  Afternoon Tea

Auditorium LT1

2.45                    Jarrod Haar - Meaningful work and wellbeing

3.15                     Caroline Garbutt, Karlie Willis - Te Haerenga: EIS whānau group programme


2.45                     Dr Roos Pot-Kolder, Orygen - Virtual Reality for Early Psychosis (via Zoom)

3.15                     Matthew Jenkins and Victoria Chinn - Co-designing for health in early intervention (Pre-recorded, with in-person support from Tracey Gardiner)

3.45                     NZEIPS AGM

From 5 pm - Social function at the nearby Thistle Inn

Programme for Tuesday August 23

Auditorium LT1

9.00                     Welcome

9.15                     Eleanor Baggott (Chairperson of NZEIPS) talk about NZEIPS and other matters

9.30                     Prof Barnaby Nelson, Orygen - Psychosis risk: An update on treatment research (via Zoom)

10.15 - 10.30 am  Morning Tea

10.30                  Sue Bagshaw - Early intervention in the context of youth development

11.00                  Sarah Bendall, Orygen - Trauma and early psychosis: Exploring aetiology, mechanisms and treatment approaches (via Zoom)

11.45                  Panel discussion TWO - Client and whānau discussion on whanau involvement in EIS

12.30 - 1.00 pm Lunch

Auditorium LT1

1.00                    Liz Langham - Weaving spaces of safety in early intervention through music therapy

1.30                    Allister Bush and colleagues – Va Fealoaloa’i- understanding nuances of Samoan respectful relationships in life and clinical interactions (60 minutes). Illustrated with scenes taken from the Samoan movie, ‘O Le Tulafale’ (The Orator).


1.00                    Angela Gruar and Trish Gledhill, Te Pou - Worker Well-being

1.30                    John Zonnevylle, Acting Chief Clinical Advisor in Mental Health and Addictions (Manatū Hauora, Ministry of Health) - Early Intervention in Psychosis, a view from the Ministry, Manatū Hauora

2.00                    Elisa McConnochie - Social skills training group in EIS

2.30 - 2.45 pm  Afternoon Tea

Auditorium LT1

2.45                     Emma Jefferies (CDHB) - Oral Health in EI

3.15                     Alison Ford and Gina Gladwin – The Hau-ora programme an Equally Well approach to health and wellbeing.


2.45                     Stephen Wood, University of Melbourne - Clinical neuroscience and translation to clinical practice?

3.15                     Dr Lisa Seerup – Auditory hallucinations, when to see a psychiatrist and when to see an audiologist.

3.45                 Closing and thank you