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Young Peoples Early Intervention Team (yPEIT)


The Young Peoples Early Intervention Team is a specialised mental health service for young people aged 15 - 24 inclusive, who reside in the Townsville Hospital and Health Service catchment area. It has a particular focus on reducing the duration and impact of psychological disturbance by enhancing early recognition and timely appropriate treatment for young people experiencing Early Psychosis and other emerging severe and complex non psychotic disorders. These young people typically have been unable, or have difficulty accessing Primary and Enhanced Primary Health care options.

Services provided include:

  • Flexible access for age appropriate youth assessment and treatment
  • Mental health service delivery via assertive outreach
  • Flexible treatment options are offered via clinic, home visits, community or at headspace
  • Phase specific evidence based therapeutic interventions, group and family interventions
  • Youth friendly mental health information and psycho-education.

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Last updated: 14 October 2016

Contact Details

Location:Kirwan Health Campus.
138 Thuringowa Drive.
Kirwan QLD 4817
IMB 92
PO Box 1596,
Thuringowa Central.
QLD 4817
Telephone:+ 61 7 4433 9004
Facsimile:+ 61 7 4433 9001