Recently, a four-day training seminar in the Navigate program was held in Israel.
Training took place at Bayit Cham, Lev Hasharon Hospital and Beersheba Medical Center.
Some 35 mental health professionals participated in the program which was fascinating, instructive and inspiring.
Navigate is an inclusive early intervention program designed for people who have experienced first episode psychosis. The Navigate team works in collaboration with the patient and his family, as well as significant others to provide optimal treatment. The team’s job is to restore hope to people recovering from a first psychotic attack, to help them establish and work towards achieving meaningful personal goals, as well as provide the best care so they can get back on track.
The program was developed by the National Institute of Mental Health in the United States (NIMH). The study suggests that early intervention may improve quality of life and reduce the level of disability among people experiencing first episode psychosis.
Bayit Cham thanks the intervention’s training and implementation staff in Israel, most notably The Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation / Moshe Hess Association.