- Intended For
Young people who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis.
- Referral Requirements:
Referrals from the CAMH Emergency Department only
- Services Offered As:
Queen Street site - 1051 Queen Street West
- Additional Location Details:
- Contact Phone Number:
Access CAMH: 416 535-8501, press 2
- More Contact Details:
Psychosis Unit (EPU): 416 535-8501 ext. 36937, 35673
Types of Treatment and Services Offered
- Monitoring and treatment of symptoms
- Individual and family education
- Individual and group interventions
- Medication management
The Early Psychosis Unit (EPU) is a specialist inpatient unit dedicated to developmentally appropriate care, early intervention, support, and treatment of young people (ages 16-29 years) who are experiencing significant mental health issues with psychosis. The EPU includes general psychiatric ward beds and Psychiatric Intensive Care Beds (PICU). PICU beds allow for more intensive support and observation for individuals who are experiencing severe illness.
An interprofessional team of psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, pharmacists, recreation therapists and program assistants provide individuals and their families with the initial period of care and recovery. The EPU offers youth-oriented group psychotherapy programming that focuses on psychosis education, CBT skills, self-management, skill building and recreation. Discharge planning begins at the time of admission and patients are referred to their local community mental health services for further support as required.
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