|Sections in 2019 Guidelines||Sections in 2008 Guidelines|
|What is psychosis?|
|How do I know if someone may be developing psychosis?||How do I know if someone is experiencing psychosis?|
|Common signs and symptoms when psychosis is developing||Common symptoms when psychosis is developing|
|Things to avoid if you think a person may be experiencing psychosis|
|How should I approach someone who may be experiencing psychosis?||How should I approach someone who may be experiencing psychotic symptoms?|
|How should I talk to the person about what they are experiencing?|
Tips for communicating with a person who may be experiencing psychosis|
|How can I be supportive and understanding?||How can I be supportive?|
|How should I treat the person with dignity and respect?|
How should I respond to hallucinations and delusions?|
What not to do when responding to hallucinations and delusions
|How do I deal with delusions and hallucinations?|
|What if the person is experiencing paranoia?|
|What if the person’s communication is affected?||How do I deal with communication difficulties?|
|How do I respond to challenges during the discussion?|
How should I encourage the person to seek professional help?
How should I support the person to seek professional help?
What if the person doesn’t want professional help?
Should I encourage the person to seek professional help?|
What if the person doesn’t want help?
|What about self-help strategies and other supports?|
|What if the person has recently given birth?|
|What if the person has been using alcohol or other drugs?|
What if the person is in a severe psychotic state?|
Safety considerations when the person is in a severe psychotic state
De-escalation when the person is in a severe psychotic state
Seeking help when the person is in a severe psychotic state
If you think the person is in a severe psychotic state and needs to go to hospital
|What should I do in a crisis situation when the person has become acutely unwell?|
|What if the person appears to be behaving aggressively?||
What if the person become aggressive?|
How to de-escalate the situation?
|What if I think the person is at risk of suicide?|
|How can I look after my own self-care?|