A comprehensive approach
One in 200 people experience psychosis: disturbances to thinking, perception, emotions, language, sense of self and behaviour. Schizophrenia and other psychoses usually start in the teens or early 20s, and can make it difficult to study, work or have positive relationships. The Mindgardens Psychosis Flagship integrates clinical care, psychosocial support and research, focusing on the impact on people’s lives.
In this video, Associate Professor Julia Lappin discusses the Mindgardens Tertiary Referral Service for Psychosis, which is building advanced skills among NSW clinicians to work effectively with people with psychosis, and offers a specialised assessment service to people living with complex psychotic illnesses.