Improving care

As a clinical academic program in Dalhousie’s Department of Psychiatry, the Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program (NSEPP) provides education and training to undergraduate and postgraduate learners in fields such as:

  • psychiatry
  • family medicine
  • nursing
  • psychology
  • occupational therapy
  • social work
  • clinical neuroscience

We’re also a leading provider of continuing education and training in the field of early psychosis to Nova Scotia health care professionals.

Building understanding

At NSEPP, we promote early detection and intervention for first episode psychosis. These efforts include developing and implementing numerous workshops and presentations for:

  • physicians
  • mental health care professionals
  • community agencies
  • schools
  • the general public

Key Findings in Early Psychosis Knowledge Sharing Initiative

The NSEPP has launched a knowledge sharing initiative intended to provide up-to-date information to everyone interested in early detection and optimal treatment of psychosis. The initiative is being conducted in collaboration with the Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Network, with funding from the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation.

A number of multi-stakeholder meetings have been held throughout Nova Scotia over the past two years, focusing on key findings in the field of Early Psychosis. Videos and written material from those meetings are available here.