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EPIP

Background

The Early Psychosis Intervention Programme (EPIP) was established in Singapore in April 2001 to offer a holistic, comprehensive and accessible service for those at risk of early psychosis in Singapore, in addition to reducing the overall burden and costs of psychosis to the community.

The main focus of EPIP is to achieve the following:

  • Early detection and intervention of persons with psychosis and at high risk.
  • Provide a personalised, caring and accessible service, using a multi-disciplinary team approach
  • Innovative approaches leading in the field of early psychosis
  • Pursue continuous learning and research

Our Early Psychosis Intervention Programme (EPIP) team conducts the following workshops/courses for various groups of participants such as social workers, youth workers, teachers, etc.  

 

Youth Mental Health for Peer Befrienders  

At Risk Mental State (ARMS) 

Early Psychosis Intervention 

                                     
 

Workshop on: Youth Mental Health for Peer Befrienders

Description

This workshop will help you identify mental health issues in youths, recognise the early warning signs, importance of early intervention and know how to help a distressed friend/peer seek help. 

Course Objectives

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to understand the following: 

  • Mental illness and common myths 
  • Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Psychosis and the early warning signs of each illness for early identification 
  • Barriers in seeking help and ways to motivate friends/peers to seek help and/or treatment 
  • Community Health Assessment Team (CHAT) as one of the available sources of help for friends/peers in distress 

Course Content

  •  Mental illness and common myths 
  • Depression, Anxiety Disorder and Psychosis 
  • Warning Signs and Symptoms of Depression, Anxiety Disorder and Psychosis 
  • Warning signs of Suicide 
  •  Barriers to help/treatment 
  •  How to Help a Friend/Peer seek Help 
  • Getting Friends/Peers to CHAT 


Target Audience

Peer Befrienders/Peer Support Workers, Student Leaders, or youths who want to know more about mental health and how to help a friend/peer in distress.

 

Duration and Delivery Mode

0.5 Day – 1 Day 

Games and activities, group discussions, fact sheets, case studies and videos. 

Training Provider

 

 

 

Community Health Assessment Team (CHAT) 

 

 

Contact Information

 

For more information, visit CHAT at www.chat.mentalhealth.sg   

             

Workshop on:  At Risk Mental State (ARMS)

Description

 

This programme will help you identify individuals with at Risk Mental State, recognise the early signs, importance of early intervention and know where to seek help for distressed individuals. 

 

Course Objective

 

At the end of the session, participants will be able to understand: 

  • At Risk Mental State (ARMS)  
  • Early signs of At Risk Mental State  
  • Difference between At Risk Mental State and Psychosis 
  • Indicated Treatment for At Risk Mental State  
  • Referral process to the Support for Wellness Achievement Programme (SWAP) to help distressed individuals  

Course Content

 

  • Psychosis and At Risk Mental State as its prodrome  
  • Warning signs of At Risk Mental State 
  • Rationale for early intervention  
  • Predictors of conversion from At Risk Mental State to Psychosis 
  •  Detecting At Risk Mental State in individuals  
  • Treatment for At Risk Mental State  
  • Case Management for At Risk Mental State 
  • How to refer individuals with ARMS for help  

 

Target Audience

 

Mental Health workers, social workers, youth workers, teachers and counselors. 

 

Duration & Delivery Mode

0.5 Day 

 

Lectures, video, case vignettes, group discussions 

 

Training Provider

Support for Wellness Achievement Programme (SWAP)  

 

 

Contact Information

 

For more information, visit www.epip.org.sg  

 

 

 

Workshop on: Early Psychosis Intervention    

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

This workshop will help you identify individuals with early psychosis, recognise the early warning signs, importance of early intervention and know where to seek help and treatment for distressed individuals. 

Course Objectives

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: 

  • Understand what psychosis is and the tell-tale signs for early identification 
  • Explain principles of treatment and the importance of early intervention 
  • Illustrate appropriate use of screening and assessment skills when working with students 
  •  Identify barriers in seeking treatment and discuss ways to motivate parents and/or students to seek treatment 
  •  Understand the sources of help and know more about the Early Psychosis Intervention Programme (EPIP)

    Course Content

     
  • Psychosis 
  • Warning signs and symptoms of Psychosis 
  • Importance of Early Intervention for Psychosis 
  • Impact of Psychosis on individuals and their families 
  • Intervention Strategies 
  • Barriers to Treatment 
  • Engaging parents and teachers 
  • Referral procedure to EPIP 

 

Target Audience

Mental Health workers, social workers, youth workers, teachers and counselors. 

Duration and Delivery Mode

1 Day  

Group discussions, case studies, role-plays and videos. 

Training Provider

Early Psychosis Intervention Programme (EPIP) 

Contact Information

For more information, visit www.epip.org.sg 

 

Related Brochures 

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