NAVIGATE is an evidence-based treatment program that focuses on recovery for youth and emerging adults with a first episode of psychosis. The NAVIGATE program coordinates specialty care provided by a multidisciplinary team.
Mental Health and Addictions Centre of Excellence, Ontario Health selected NAVIGATE as the model for coordinated specialty care for early psychosis intervention (EPI), because of its strong evidence base. This model will define the foundational components of the provincial EPI program, which will include:
- individualized medication treatment
- family education
- individual resiliency training
- supported employment and education
- peer support
Learn about the rationale of the NAVIGATE program, please review The NAVIGATE Program for First-Episode Psychosis: Rationale, Overview, and Description of Psychosocial Components from Psychiatry Online.
To read about the impact of the NAVIGATE program, please review Comprehensive Versus Usual Community Care for First-Episode Psychosis: 2-Year Outcomes From the NIMH RAISE Early Treatment Program from Psychiatry Online.
An Introduction to NAVIGATE
This video provides an overview and the objectives of the NAVIGATE program. Dr. George Foussias, Chief of the Schizophrenia Division, and Director of the Slaight Family Centre for Youth in Transition at CAMH, walks through the different components of NAVIGATE and the health care professionals available to youth and their families in the program.
In the NAVIGATE Program, treatment is provided by a team of mental health professionals who focus on helping you work towards your personal goals and get your life back on track, including getting back to functioning well at home, school, work, and in the social world.
Learn more About NAVIGATE.