Hospital Authority Early Assessment Service for Young People with Psychosis (EASY) Programme

I. Introduction
The Early Assessment Service for Young People with Psychosis (EASY) Programme is a service programme for people suffering from early psychosis. If a person who is suffering from early psychosis fails to receive prompt treatment, it may have severe repercussions on his or her psychological, physical and social development. The Programme offers a one-stop, phase-specific and open-referral service that enables those seeking medical attention to obtain early assessment and treatment in an appropriate setting. Educational and promotion campaigns are also organised to raise public's awareness about early psychosis and its symptoms

II. Service Target Groups
The Programme primarily targets people aged from 15 to 64 with early psychosis.

III. Programme's Content
  1. Early referral and assessment
    The public may refer suspected early psychosis cases to service centres via the EASY hotline (2928 3283) or contact the service centres directly. Once a case has been referred to them, screening assessments will be conducted as soon as possible and appropriate management will be provided including medical assessments for suitable clients at the earliest possible time (usually about 2-4 weeks after screening).
  2. Ongoing treatment services
    Each service centre has a multi-disciplinary medical team consisting of psychiatric doctors, psychiatric nurses, clinical psychologists and etc. The multi-disciplinary team provides personalised therapeutic solutions for early psychosis patients, including medication, psychological therapy and rehabilitation plans with a view to helping patients resume a normal life, while limiting the adverse effects of their condition on them and their family members.
  3. Extensive public education
    To identify its symptoms, the public first needs to know what early psychosis entails. This enables them to observe family members, colleagues and friends who may be suffering from it and refer them for treatment. The Programme aims to strengthen the public's understanding of:
    i.   What early psychosis is
    ii.  How it can be identified, and how suspected sufferers can be referred for treatment
    iii. The importance of early treatment
  4. The multidisciplinary teams under the Programme conduct various seminars and workshops to provide information about early psychosis and its treatment to social workers, teachers, parents and members of the public. The EASY hotline (2928 3283) is also operated for public's inquiries and referral services.
IV. Service Centres

Cluster Hospital with EASY Centre Address of Hospital with EASY Centre Contact No. Contact Email
Hong Kong East Cluster Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital 3 Lok Man Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong 2595 4426
Hong Kong West Cluster Queen Mary Hospital 102 Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong 2255 3000
Kowloon Central Cluster Kowloon Hospital 147A Argyle Street, Kowloon 3129 6731
Kowloon East Cluster United Christian Hospital 130 Hip Wo Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon 3949 4865
Kowloon West Cluster Kwai Chung Hospital 3-15 Kwai Chung Hospital Road, New Territories 2959 8560
New Territories East Cluster Tai Po Hospital 9 Chuen On Road, Tai Po, New Territories 2607 6646
New Territories West Cluster Castle Peak Hospital 15 Tsing Chung Koon Road, Tuen Mun, New Territories 2456 7174

V. Enquiry & Referral Hotline (EASY Hotline): 2928 3283

VI. Information on Early Psychosis
For information on disease management of early psychosis, please visit the Smart Patient Website of HA :