First Episode Psychosis Program
Do you have a family member living with psychosis?
In partnership with CAMH First Assessment Clinical Team (FACT) of Peel, FAME offers family support in dealing with first episode diagnosis. The First Episode Psychosis program is a community-based clinic dedicated to the assessment of psychosis in adolescents and young adults.
We offer eight-week educational groups for families in the Region of Peel who have a family member experiencing a first episode of psychosis. Families can learn about:
- Causes of and treatment for psychosis
- Strategies to support son/daughter’s recovery
- Strategies for promoting the family’s recovery and resilience
- Ongoing support and education for individuals and family members.
- Educating families about early psychosis and its treatment.
- Working with health care professionals, crisis services and community groups.
To inquire about the next group that is scheduled, please contact Mississauga Family Support Worker, Stephanie Kerr:
Stephanie Kerr, Family Support Worker
What is First Episode Psychosis?
First Episode Psychosis is the initial occurrence of a psychotic episode by an individual defined as a loss of contact with reality.
What is Early Intervention?
Early Intervention involves the detection and treatment of early signs of psychosis. The sooner the psychosis is identified and treated, the better chance of avoiding or greatly minimizing the consequences associated with the disorder.