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What is the Early Episode Psychosis Program (EEP)?

The Early Episode Psychosis Program is a partnership between the Rockingham-Kwinana Mental Health Service and Ruah Inreach and is an early intervention program promoting:

  • Early detection and treatment of the first episode of psychosis
  • Sustained support during the period following diagnosis
  • Early detection and prevention of relapse.


Who does the EEP Program assist?

Service is provided to people:

  • Between the ages of 18 and 40 years
  • Who live in the PaRK Mental Health Service areas
  • Who are experiencing their first psychotic symptoms, or have had less than two years treatment for psychosis.

What does the EEP Program offer?

The EEP team offers integrated bio-psycho-social interventions to maximise recovery from early psychotic illness, via

  • one-to-one client work
  • family work
  • social and recreational groups for clients
  • a quarterly Family Support group
  • Support is offered for a maximum of 3 years of 2 years in a community based, culturally sensitive manner.

Where is the EEP Program located?

The Early Episode Psychosis team operates in the areas serviced by PaRK Mental Health

How to access the EEP Program

Normally people access the service through Mimidi Park Inpatient Unit and PaRK Mental Health but General Practitioners may make referrals to the Rockingham Kwinana Mental Health Service Early Episode Psychosis Program. Referral forms are obtained from RKMHS reception. The Early Episode Team assesses the referral and notifies the referrer of the decision.

Forms

Ruah Inreach Referral Form

Contact Us

Ruah Inreach Team Coordinator - Rockingham
Sean Gardyne
PO Box 581
Rockingham 6968
enquiries.inreachrockingham@ruah.com.au
Phone: 9591 3300