Early Intervention supports individuals who have experienced a first episode of psychosis to lead fulfilling, satisfying lives within their community.
What is Early Intervention?
Early Intervention is provided in a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency approach through a partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association Peel-Dufferin (CMHA PD), Punjabi Community Health Services (PCHS), and Support and Housing in the Province (SHIP).
Who can benefit?
Early Intervention is offered to individuals ages 14-35 who have recently experienced signs and symptoms of psychosis (alternate realities/hearing voices).
What are the major benefits?
The purpose of the program is to provide support in achieving their recovery goals, education, minimize disruption and societal impact by reintegrating them into the community and school, and develop coping strategies. The program also offers various groups including; social outings, therapeutic groups and skills building.
While one agency will be supporting a lead in your care and recovery, you may be supported by other providers from the partnered agencies. Support is provided by the team for the client and family in both home and community settings.
The team consists of the following:
- Community Support Worker – Offer supportive counselling, crisis intervention and case management
- Peer Support Workers – Provide support from a lens of lived experiences
- Family Worker – Offer psychoeducation, mental health system navigation, family mediation and supportive counselling
- Psychiatry – Conduct assessments, provide treatment and support
- Occupational Therapy – Conduct assessments and provide suitable recommendations
- Nurse – Provide health assessments and medication education and support
How to reach us?
Interested Individuals can contact CMHA Peel Dufferin for referrals or more information: