Getting help early for psychosis and young people

The first time someone experiences an episode of psychosis can be confusing and distressing. Behavioural and emotional changes associated with psychosis can be concerning because of a lack of understanding about what’s happening. This lack of understanding often leads to a delay in seeking help, which means this treatable condition is sometimes left unrecognised and untreated.

Getting help early involves recognising psychosis at the earliest possible time and finding appropriate specialist treatment.