Early Psychosis Intervention Program

The Durham Amaze Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) Program is a specialized outpatient, early intervention service for youth and adults, aged 14 to 34, who have experienced their first episode of psychosis during the past year.

Psychosis is a disorder that affects the brain, causing a distortion of reality or some loss of contact with reality. Symptoms of psychosis may include delusions, hallucinations, changes in thinking and behaviour, and social and emotional withdrawal.

The program provides early detection, assessment, education, intensive intervention and support to clients and families with the goal of reducing the duration of untreated psychosis, which can also reduce the severity of the illness and enhance quality of life.

The EPI team consists of social workers, registered nurses, addiction counselors, recreation therapists and psychiatrists who work collaboratively with the family, school and community to optimize recovery. Referrals are accepted from a range of sources including physicians in the hospital and community, other community agencies, self, family and school personnel.

Contact

Whitby Mall
1615 Dundas St. E.
Whitby, ON
Lang Tower, 2nd Floor

Phone: 905-721-4747 ext. 8

** The Whitby Mall is located on Thickson Road, south of Dundas Street. When you are outside the mall, facing the Bell Mobility store, you'll see a stairwell/elevator on your left that will take you to the second floor. You do not need to enter the mall. Our office is located at the very end of the hall.