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If you think that 'something isn't quite right' in yourself or someone you know, your general practitioner or someone you trust (eg. School counsellor, Priest etc.) would be a good person to talk to about how you are feeling.

If you think that you or someone you know is experiencing a first episode of psychosis and you live in Christchurch, New Zealand, it is important that you make contact with Totara House as early as possible.  Research and clinical experience show that the earlier the treatment for psychosis, the better the outcome.

Totara House accepts referrals from General Practitioners, other health professionals, family members, or self-referrals.  If you have concerns, contact us. 

 

Contact details

Totara House Early Intervention in Psychosis Service

183 Montreal Street, P.O. Box 800, Christchurch 8011

New Zealand

Phone: 377 9733 or 335 4525                                                                  
Fax: 377 9713
Email: totara1@cdhb.health.nz


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Urgent assistance 

If you have concerns and want assistance immediately, you can contact Psychiatric Emergency Service after normal working hours and in the weekend. Their contact number is (03) 364 0482.

If you live outside the Christchurch area

You should contact your local GP, Health service, or mental health services for advice.  A list of  New Zealand EIP Services is available on the website of the New Zealand Early Intervention in Psychosis Executive Committee.

Concerns about the safety of yourself or others

If you have serious concerns about the safety of yourself or others it is important that you contact the Police. 

Unsure who to call?  Try Youthline: 0800 37 66 33 or Lifeline 0800 383 383.​

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