Early Intervention In Psychosis Program

Program Description

The word “psychosis” is used to describe condition that affect the mind, in which there has been some loss of contact with reality. Psychosis affects an individual’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. This program offers psychosocial treatments to help speed up the recovery process and promote good quality of life for the individual and their family.

Services Offered to Clients

  • Provide emotional support and perform a comprehensive assessment to determine the client’s unique needs
  • Help clients become educated about psychosis and treatment
  • Offer practical assistance with day to day living (ex. Help reestablish a routine, develop a plan for return to work or school, find suitable housing, obtain financial assistance, etc.)
  • Provide a range of psychosocial treatments depending on unique needs
  • Make referrals to other service providers or community programs as needed
  • Psychiatric assessment including treatment recommendations and medication monitoring

Eligibility Criteria

  • Individuals between 14 and 35 years of age
  • Experiencing signs and symptoms of psychosis which have not been treated for a period exceeding 6 to 12 months

Referral Procedures

Referrals may come directly from the individual, a family member/friend or from the following service providers:

  • Emergency services and hospitals;
  • Physicians;
  • Community agencies.