Ontario

Early Psychosis Intervention

Type of Service

Early Intervention

Program Description

Canadian Mental Health Association's (CMHA) Early Psychosis Intervention Program aims to reduce the duration of untreated psychosis by promoting early identification of psychosis and establishing resources and enhancing mental health services for young people with suspected and first episode psychosis. Program provides comprehensive assessment, individualized treatment/counselling and goal planning, supportive services for family members, symptom and medication monitoring, health promotion with an emphasis on wellness, and relapse prevention. Multidisciplinary services include substance use counselling, psychiatry, social work, nursing, family support, peer support, occupational therapy and education coordination. An Aboriginal Liaison Specialist is available. Assistance with needs such as education, employment, housing, drug misuse, and life skills development. Provides education and assistance to health care professionals dealing with early psychosis, schools, community organizations and the general public.

Access Information

Anyone can make a referral. If you or someone you know, ages 14-35, is suspected to have or has early stages of psychosis that has not received treatment for more than one year and resides with in the North Simcoe LHIN area, you can make a referral. Referral forms are available by fax or request by phone. A prompt assessment will be completed by the Early Psychosis Intervention team member.

User Costs

User Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 705-726-5300
Toll-Free 800-461-4319
Fax 705-725-5496
Website

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 14 to 35 years of age.
Catchment LHINs: (North Simcoe Muskoka)
Wheelchair Access Yes

Smoking

Policy Allowed
Note

Languages

Ojibway English French

Hours

Friday 0900-1700
Monday 0900-1700
Thursday 0900-1700
Tuesday 0900-1700
Wednesday 0900-1700