Services offered at the First Episode Assessment Clinic
(FACT) Peel are designed to meet the needs of young people residing in Peel and
experiencing a first episode of psychosis. This clinic assists individuals and
their families with the initial period of recovery and adjustment and as a
result, is time limited for up to three years. This interdisciplinary team
offers services that are tailored to meet the needs of each individual.
Services may include assessment and management of symptoms, education about
psychosis, emotional support to aid in the recovery process, medication
management, skill-based groups and help getting access to other services such
as employment, education, finances and housing. We also offer family support
groups in partnership with FAME. When required, continuity of care beyond three
years is offered through a partnership with FACT Peel + (SHIP and CAMH Peel)
Our goal is to identify and treat early signs of psychosis as soon as possible.
Psychosis happens when a person loses contact with reality
and cannot tell the difference between what is real and what is not. Psychosis
usually appears in a person's late teens or early twenties. About three out of
every 100 people will have a psychotic episode in their lifetime. Psychosis is
Mental and emotional problems are often like physical problems; the sooner they
are treated, the better. In the past it was common to delay active treatment
until clear signs of psychosis appeared. However, the longer an illness is left
untreated, the greater the disruption to the person's ability to study, work,
make friends and interact comfortably with others.
The people we help are young people who become distressed by changes in their
thoughts, perceptions, and feelings. These changes may be difficult to describe
to others and often become a source of concern for young people and their
How to access services at FACT Peel:
- Services are available to individuals 16 – 45.
- Individuals MUST reside within the Region of Peel
- Self-referrals are accepted or have your family doctor or
psychiatrist fill out the CAMH referral form and fax it to Access CAMH at (416)
For more information on clinic services 416-535-8501, ext. 77700.
Location: 30 Eglinton Ave. West, Suite 801, Mississauga