The Regional Early Intervention in Psychosis (REIP) Service is a component of the North Bay Regional Health Centre – Regional Outreach. The vision of the REIP service is to establish a system of support that will allow people experiencing a first episode of psychosis to proceed with their life goals and maximize opportunities for personal development.
The REIP Service provides regional outreach services to coordinate, support and enhance district based early intervention in psychosis programs throughout Northeastern Ontario. The Service strives to integrate two systems regional and district, and to identify existing gaps in services for individuals experiencing a first episode of psychosis. Through partnerships and service agreements, the Service is able to ensure the effectiveness and appropriateness of Early Intervention services throughout the Northeast region. REIP Service’s planning components focus on activities that will increase early identification of psychosis, access to equitable services and standardization across the Northeast region to ensure access to specialized services utilizing current research and evidence-based best practices. The model adopted by the Regional Service provides district partners and families with resources and supports to assist individuals experiencing psychosis to decrease the severity of their illness and improve the capacity for optimal recovery.
The primary function of the REIP Service is to support and provide resources for the development of specialized early intervention in psychosis district programs. The Regional Service is responsible for the dissemination of evidence-based best practice guidelines, protocols, resources, common procedural guidelines, specialized training and information to district early intervention in psychosis programs. Additionally, the Service supports a network for peer consultation, communication and resource sharing for clinicians across the northeast region. REIP Service does not provide direct service to individuals experiencing psychosis, however individual care is improved through ongoing clinical supervision and consultation with district based clinicians throughout the region.
Requests for services for individual assessments, treatment and direct interventions are directed to the appropriate district based service provider in the region. The Regional Early Intervention in Psychosis Service welcomes requests for education, information and family support from all persons or agencies in Northeast Ontario through direct telephone or e-mail contact.
Referral Contact Information:
If you need help or would like to refer someone call the agency nearest you.
Canadian Mental Health Association Muskoka-Parry Sound
Muskoka Office Tel: 705-645-2262 or 1-800-245-5036
Parry Sound Office Tel: 705-746-4264 or 1-866-829-7049
Cochrane, Iroquois Falls, Matheson
Minto Counselling Centre
Cochrane Tel: 705-272-4245
Iroquois Falls/Matheson Tel: 705-258-2212
HKS Counselling Services
Kapuskasing Tel: 705-335-8468
Hearst Tel: 705-372-1933
James Bay Coast
Weeneebayko Area Health Authority
Moosonee Tel: 1-877-336-2164 ext.423
Attawapiskat Tel: 705-997-2323
Timmins, New Liskeard, Kirkland Lake
CMHA Cochrane Timiskaming Branch
Timmins office: Tel: 705-267-8100 ext. 2251
New Liskeard Office: Tel: 705-647-4444
Kirkland Lake Office: Tel: 705-567-9596 ext. 4250
North Bay Regional Health Centre
Tel: 705-494-3050 ext. 6322 or 6334
Sault Ste. Marie
Sault Area Hospital, STEP Program
Tel: 705-759-3434 ext. 7022 or 7025
Health Sciences North, Community Mental Health Program
Tel: 705-523-4988 ext. 4265 or 4399