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About the Program

The help you need

At the Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program (NSEPP), we help young people, between the ages of 15 and 35, who are experiencing their first episode of psychosis.

We help by offering a specialized, community-focused mental health services that focus on:

As a clinical academic program with the Department of Psychiatry at Dalhousie University, we maintain a strong collaborative relationship with the Capital District Mental Health Program of the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

Our mission

At NSEPP, we’re committed to improving the mental health and quality of life of young people experiencing a first episode of psychosis by:

  • promoting early detection
  • providing optimal and timely health care, based on the most up-to-date scientific evidence and standards

Our philosophy and values

Although psychoses are serious disorders, they are treatable. At NSEPP, our services are rooted in research that demonstrates that early detection and treatment can result in recovery. As a result, we provide quick and accessible assessment and treatment, and foster an attitude of realistic optimism.