Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance

Site: Seaforth - 28 Centennial Dr

Service: Prevention and Early Intervention Program for Psychoses

Record #: PER1795
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2024
Last Full Update: 02 Aug 2022

Description

Description (Service) The Huron Perth Prevention and Early Intervention Program for Psychoses (PEPP) provides assessment and treatment planning for individuals 16-35 years of age who are displaying their first episode of psychosis, such as hallucinations, delusions, or disorganized thought, and who have either had no treatment or have been treated for less than six months. Services include:
  • Psychiatric consultation and treatment
  • Case management
  • Individual and group sessions
  • Family support and education
  • Medication monitoring
  • Community presentations and school-based presentations are also available to promote public awareness of early intervention for the treatment of psychosis

Service Details

Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm. Evening appointments available.
Areas Served Huron County ; Perth County
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) - 35 year(s) Mandatory Eligibility Criteria:

  • Age 16 to 35
  • Symptoms of psychosis or early psychosis
  • Hallucinations (auditory, visual or other)
  • Delusions (paranoia, grandiosity, thought broadcasting and insertion, etc.)
  • Disorganized thinking (feeling confused, thoughts are fast or slow, difficulty concentrating, or following a conversation)
  • No previous treatment received or 6 months or less treatment for psychosis
  • Resident of Huron or Perth County

Secondary Eligibility Criteria:

  • Negative symptoms (apathy, anhedonia, attention, etc.)
  • Mood (depressed euphoria, anxious, etc.)
  • Other (sleep, energy, harm to self or others, etc.)

Exclusion Criteria - Individuals who meet any of the following criteria are not eligible for PEPP:

  • Anti-psychotic treatment for more than six months consistently
  • Symptoms not clearly explained by an organic brain syndrome or other medical disorders
  • Diagnosis of Intellectual Developmental Disorder, neurological or other medical conditions associated with psychosis
Application Referrals can be made by anyone including physicians, family, friends, self, schools, community workers and community programs. Available on HPHA website. Go to Outpatient Mental Health Services, select program to find referral forms.
Languages English
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Huron East
Address & Map
28 Centennial Dr
Huron East, ON
Canada N0K 1W0
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 519-527-8421 Ext 4800, Ext 4813
Toll Free Phone 1-866-527-8421 Ext 4800, Ext 4813
After Hours Phone 1-888-829-7484
Crisis Phone 1-888-829-7484
Fax 519-527-8420
E-Mail lynsy.church@hpha.ca
Website www.hpha.ca/pepp
Social Media Facebook Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hphanews/
LinkedIn LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/huron-perth-healtcare-alliance/
Twitter Twitter: https://twitter.com/hpha_news
YouTube YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSfcBPE5QIvQiBm9gu2Ek0A
Primary Contact Lynsy Church, Manager, HPHA Community Mental Health; Phone: 519-527-8421 Ext 4819; Email: lynsy.church@hpha.ca
Alternate Contact Andrew Williams, President & CIO; Phone: 519-272-8202; Email: andrew.williams@hpha.ca
Mailing Address P.O. Box 309 
Huron East, ON 
Canada N0K 1W0

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