Early Psychosis Intervention Programme (EPIP) is a national programme set up in April 2001 under the auspices of the Ministry of Health which seeks to make a positive impact on the lives of our clients who are seeking treatment.
Outcomes
  1. of our clients have
    consistenly rated our
    service as "good" or
    better.

  2. of our EPIP clients, on
    average, achieve
    remission in their
    psychotic symptoms.

  3. of our EPIP clients
    returned to school or
    are gainfully
    employed.

Verma, S., Poon, LY., Subramaniam, M., Abdin, E., Chong, SA. (2012). The Singapore Early Psychosis Intervention Programme (EPIP): A programme evaluation. Asian Journal of Psychiatry (5) Pg 63-67.

Our Achievements

A quick glance over the years

In 2006, EPIP received the inaugural State of Kuwait Prize in Health Promotion awarded by the World Health Organization (WHO), in recognition of our outstanding contribution to research in health promotion.

In 2008, EPIP was awarded the inaugural National Medical Excellence Team Award by the Ministry of Health, Singapore. This award recognizes individuals and teams who have contributed significantly in clinical work and research, leading to positive outcomes in healthcare delivery that have benefited patient care.

Services

EPIP offers comprehensive, integrated, and client-centred care by a multidisciplinary team. Services are introduced according to our clients’ needs and their phases of recovery.

What is Psychosis?

Find out more about psychosis and its causes.




Did You Know?


Around 1 in 50 people will experience a psychotic episode in their lifetime. Like any other illness it can be treated and most people make a full recovery.

In the words of our clients and their caregivers


"I felt alone as if there was no way out. I felt trapped. But now, things look brighter after being on treatment. My thoughts are clearer."

"I learnt many things about the illness and treatment. What I found most helpful was learning more about communication skills. I learnt to show care through even the most basic communication with my sister."

"I felt weak and powerless. Now that it is all over, I no longer have the awful experience. I no longer feel afraid."

"We were anxious and worried for him. We needed to make a number of adjustments. We were more relieved only when we began to see some improvement in his condition after treatment had started."