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Psychosis: Understanding and Providing Safe and Effective Support

This workshop will provide a general introduction to the experiences and impacts of Psychosis.



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 and Learning Intentions

  • Develop an awareness of the key features of Psychosis including possible risk factors and causes

  • The broad presentation of Psychosis and the impacts on an individual

  • Effective and safe responding to support individuals

  • Identify referral options and individual and community strategies for support

Let's Get Real

  • Working with people experiencing mental health and addiction needs

  • Working with whānau

  • Working within communities

  • Challenging Discrimination


Facilitated by Dr Chris Taua 


Chris is a registered nurse by profession with a background in mental health. She has over 25 years' experience in health/disability sectors. Her education portfolio includes mental health, disability, ethics and boundaries, communication and de-escalation, collaborative note writing, and culturally safe practice. Her PhD explored the mental health inpatient experiences of people with intellectual disability and she continues to publish on this and other topics including cultural diversity/cultural safety. She is currently Director and primary Consultant for ‘Pumahara Consultants, Personal and Professional Development Specialists’ and holds an Honorary Senior Lecturer role with The University of Queensland as well as other teaching roles with Universities around NZ and Australia.


Workshop Type: Introductory | Workshop Level: Four
Subsidised Rate: Check if you are eligible here. Tick applicable box when registering to apply discount
Early Bird Discount: $10 discount is available on registrations made up to 8 weeks before the workshop date (automatically applied at checkout)
Catering: Refreshments provided

Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellations made up to 10 working days before a workshop will incur a $39 service fee.

  • Cancellations (or non-attendance) made 10 working days or less will not be refunded and the full workshop fee will be charged. 

  • No fee applies if you are able to find a replacement participant.

  • MHERC reserves the right to cancel a workshop at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient registrations.

  • Participants will need to present proof of vaccination via the Covid-19 Vaccine Pass upon entry. 


  • Workshops may be moved to online delivery due to changes in Covid-19 alert levels.

Please read our full Terms and Conditions before registering.

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