Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with a persistent or severe mental illness? The Psychiatric Outreach Program can help you learn to manage your illness and work towards recovery.
Psychiatric Outreach Program
The Psychiatric Outreach Program is a community-based, voluntary program. It provides mental health care through nursing, social work and support services to people with severe and persistent mental illness. This could be:
- bipolar disorder;
- schizophrenia; and
- other psychosis-related disorders.
- support navigating the system;
- psychoeducation groups;
- social and wellness groups;
- medication support, medication reviews and monitoring;
- education about mental illness and treatment options;
- working with clients’ families and social supports;
- working with other agencies and health care providers; and
- outreach support and life skills support.
Who is eligible for this program?
This program is for people of any age who are living with a persistent or severe mental illness.
People under the age of 30 who have received a new diagnosis of bipolar, schizophrenia or psychosis may be connected to the Early Psychosis Intervention Program, which is a part of the Psychiatric Outreach Program.
How can you get a referral to the program?
- referrals from professional supports; and
- referrals from friends, family or other supports.
How to get started