Understanding Psychosis: Providing Effective and Safe Support

This workshop will provide a general introduction to the experiences and impacts of psychosis. After exploring what is meant by psychosis and how it impacts, particular focus will be given to ways to support an individual with active symptoms of psychosis in relation to support, risk management and referral.

Overview

  • The range of psychosis including possible risk factors and causes

  • The broad presentation of psychosis

  • Effective and safe responding to support individuals

  • Referral options

Participants will

  • Develop an awareness of the key features of psychosis

  • Explain the impacts of psychosis on an individual

  • Discuss supportive communication, clinical and other therapeutic strategies that may help

  • Identify individual and community strategies for support