HOPE – Early Psychosis Intervention

Psychosis is a condition that affects the mind, resulting in some loss of contact with reality. Symptoms may include but are not limited to:

  • hallucinations
  • delusions (false beliefs)
  • paranoia
  • disorganized thoughts and speech

The important thing to remember with psychosis is that you are not alone with the diagnosis. The CMHA team is dedicated to helping those with psychosis.


Hope, it’s something we believe in.


Help Overcome Psychosis Early (H.O.P.E.) is our early psychosis intervention program and is offered throughout York Region and South Simcoe. The H.O.P.E. team offers specialized services for individuals aged 14 – 35 who are experiencing psychosis for the first time. Our H.O.P.E. team includes health care professionals from many disciplines: nurses, case managers, social service workers, social workers, peer support workers, family workers, occupational therapists and psychiatrists.

The H.O.P.E. team works with individuals to:

  • Improve their quality of life
  • Increase independence in the community
  • Help with medication management
  • Improve symptom management
  • Reduce hospitalization
  • Support finding appropriate accommodation
  • Provide psychoeducation
  • Supporting harm reduction (i.e., substance use)
  • Facilitating social engagement
  • Explore employment opportunities
  • Support coordinating accommodations (i.e., work, school)

If you have any questions or would like to refer a family member, friend, or yourself please do not hesitate to call our Central Intake Team at:

How do I join?

Please call Central Intake at 1-866-345-0183, ext. 3321