State & territory jurisdictional reports: Activity relating to mental health reform prior to the implementation of the Fourth National Mental Health Plan

11. Implement evidence-based and cost-effective models of intervention for early psychosis in young people to provide broader national coverage

Page last updated: December 2010

Department of Health and Ageing

  • Under recent COAG announcements, the Australian Government is contributing $24.8 million over four years to expand early psychosis services for young people aged 16 and 25 years. These young people and their families will benefit from improved detection of, and earlier treatment and holistic support for, early psychosis. Interested State and Territory Government will be invited to partner with the Australian Government to invest in this project. This approach builds on the successful implementation of the Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPPIC) model in Victoria.