Early Psychosis Intervention Program
Psychosis is a condition that affects someone’s ability to determine what is real or not. Early diagnosis and treatment in psychosis is very important, so seeking help as soon as symptoms arise is important.
What services do we provide?
The Early Psychosis Intervention team provides and coordinates all aspects of treatment, counselling, education, case management, support and referrals to other support services in the individual’s community.
Group sessions provide psychosis education through videos, presentations, written material and discussions with others who have been through similar experiences.
Programs for individuals and their families may include:
- Youth groups
- Adult groups
- Family education and support groups
- South Asian family education groups (Punjabi and Hindi)
- Sibling education groups
- Family therapy
- Peer recreational events
Who can access these services?
The Early Psychosis Intervention program works with individuals who are between the ages of 13 and 30 and:
- have noticed some unusual changes in thinking, behaviour, social isolation, and/or feelings of suspiciousness, depression or anxiety
- have a family history of psychotic disorder and are experiencing a recent decline in function at school, work or home
How do I access these services?
Anyone can make a referral if they are concerned about themselves or someone else. If you or a friend or family member have noticed some unusual changes in thinking and behavior or is experiencing social isolation and/or feelings of suspiciousness, depression or anxiety, contact the following location nearest you:
Abbotsford, Agassiz, Chilliwack, Hope and Mission
Burnaby, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Tri-Cities
Delta, Langley, Surrey, White Rock