Regional Early Intervention in Psychosis

Service Description

The Early Psychosis Intervention Service is a specialized service aimed at intervening as early as possible with adolescents and young adults affected by their first psychotic episode, with the goal of reducing the severity of symptoms as well as reducing the risk of a decrease in functioning (both in the short and long term) on personal, social, professional and academic levels.

Services Offered

  • Intervention services to clients and their family members
  • Psychiatric consultation and regular follow-up
  • Advocacy and service coordination
  • Medication management
  • Education and prevention on the subject of psychosis for clients and their families

Eligibility Criteria

  • Between 16 and 35 years of age
  • Experiencing psychosis
  • Symptoms have been treated for a period of no more than 6 to 12 months

Referral Procedures

Referrals to the Early Psychosis Intervention Service come from the family physician or internally via a mental health worker who may refer after the initial intake procedure.