Ontario

Begin Healing Now - Early Psychosis Intervention

Type of Service

Early Intervention

Program Description

The Early Psychosis Intervention program is a partnership between Brant Community Healthcare System, Community Addictions, Mental Health Services of Haldimand-Norfolk, and St. Leonard's Community Services to provide a regional intensive mental health service that involves assessment, consultation, education, and treatment for people who are experiencing symptoms of early or first break psychosis and their families. Individuals are eligible to receive service for up to three years. The interdisciplinary team helps individuals and their families identify concerns, goals, and develop plans to support wellness and recovery. To provide service as close to home as possible, the team has multiple sites throughout Brant-Haldimand-Norfolk Counties through the generosity of community partners (New Credit, Townsend, Simcoe, Dunnville, and Brantford). The team includes: Psychiatrists, Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Masters in Social Work, who also have access to Neuropsychologists and Recreational Therapists. This program also provides Family Education/Support for those individuals or family members of individuals who are experiencing Early Psychosis but are unwilling to enter the program.

Access Information

The Early Psychosis Intervention Brant program is available to anyone living in Brant County, Haldimand and Norfolk, aged 14 to 35 years old (male or female) who may be experiencing their first episode of psychosis and has never been treated for psychosis, or has been treated for one year or less. To access the Family Education/Support component of the program, call 519-754-0547, ext.113.

User Costs

User Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 519-751-5544 Ext. 2657
Website

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 14 to 35 years of age.
Catchment Counties: (Brant; Haldimand-Norfolk)
Wheelchair Access Yes

Smoking

Policy Allowed
Note

Languages

English Interpretation Services

Hours

Friday 0900-1900
Monday 0900-1900
Thursday 0900-1900
Tuesday 0900-1900
Wednesday 0900-2000