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Early Intervention

Imagine being a young person and hearing voices or experiencing a reality that isn’t actually there.

You might not know what to do, or who to turn to for help. 

You might be scared of being judged or labelled.

Early Intervention Programs support young people who are experiencing just that – a first episode of psychosis.

CMHA provides early identification, assessment, and treatment to help struggling kids and teens,  minimizing the impact of disruption on their functioning, psychological, and social development.

This helps them continue to make and achieve goals at school, work and in their social networks.  

Spotlight: CMHA Peel Dufferin

At the heart of Peel Dufferin’s Early Intervention is a commitment to empower young people — the future leaders, thinkers, and doers — as they confront the challenges of psychosis.

Why Early Intervention?

Youth grappling with early signs of psychosis like hearing voices or experiencing alternate realities, are at a crucial moment. 

Peel Dufferin’s Early Intervention Program ensures that while they address their health issues, they also continue to grow into their full potential.

A Holistic Approach

Beyond just therapy, the multifaceted program provides young people with group activities that cover everything from therapy and workshops, to inclusive social events.

For young people, the comfort of familiarity is crucial in trying times. 

So we bring services directly to their doorstep, right in their home or in the community. In doing so, we create a supportive environment tailored to where they feel most at ease. 

The dedicated Early Intervention team works hand in hand with both the young person and their loved ones, ensuring everyone is on the path to wellness together.

Your Role in Their Journey

Every gift you give means hope for young people struggling with psychosis. 

With your support, we can ensure that intervention happens when it is needed most.