The Transitional Age Youth Unit is an inpatient unit dedicated to the developmentally appropriate care, early intervention treatment, and support of young people ages 18-29 who are experiencing significant mental health issues. This unit includes general psychiatric ward beds and Psychiatric Intensive Care Beds (PICU). PICU beds support treatment for individuals who require high levels of observation and intervention related to their illness.
An interprofessional team of psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, and recreation therapist assists individuals and their families with the initial period of recovery and adjustment. The unit offers youth-oriented group 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 community services for further support as required.
The Transitional Age Youth Service (TAY) serves patients 18-29.
* Due to COVID, this unit is accepting some patients outside of the age mandate noted. Timely updates related to the unit’s mandate will be updated to this page.
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