The New Zealand Early Intervention in Psychosis Society (NZEIPS) is a national organisation representing a diverse membership including clinicians, consumers, whānau and researchers interested in supporting and developing services for young people recovering from psychosis. Our members are drawn from a variety of services including DHBs, NGOs, consumer groups and PHOs throughout the country and we maintain linkages with international organisations such as EPPIC and IEPA.

An elected National Executive oversees the development of New Zealand-specific resources and initiatives and seeks to influence the development of services in line with international best practice.

We run a national training event every two years targeting the specific learning needs of the Early Intervention workforce in New Zealand which includes a mix of international speakers, and home-grown leaders in the field.

MISSION Statement

“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.”

Organisational VALUES

  • Whakawhanaungatanga

    The process of forming and maintaining a network of relationships and using these relationships to improve services.
  • Teamwork and collaboration

    We value working together inclusively to find solutions.
  • Evidence-based approaches

    We value approaches grounded in solid research or evaluation. We are open to biopsychosocial, cultural and spiritual models that support positive outcomes for consumers.
  • Diversity

    We value the strength that comes from the broad range of lived experiences that exist amongst the New Zealand Early Intervention in Psychosis community.
  • Respect

    We value each other’s perspectives and work hard to make our organisation a place where everyone is valued for the contribution they make.