LEARN offers a range of social, educational, and vocational
services for young people experiencing early signs of psychosis. The goal is to
build social roles that increase involvement in community life. To access LEARN
services, individuals must have a psychiatrist and a case manager.
LEARN offers a wide range of services that help clients:
- decide what their employment needs are and find employment
- meet their educational goals
- become more active socially
- take part in leisure activities
Programming at LEARN Includes:
General Educational Development (GED)
Individuals are offered the opportunity to prepare for the
Grade 12 equivalency exam, in both individual and classroom formats, at a pace
that suits their own needs. It provides accommodation in the classroom and for
A range of individual and group supports are available to meet needs of clients
during the recovery process including: education about psychosis; peer support;
therapeutic and skill-based groups; help with addressing substance use; a range
of structured and unstructured activities to help people reintegrate into
social networks and the community after a first episode of psychosis; and help
resuming non GED-educational roles, like college and university.
A first episode of psychosis can be distressing for the whole family. A family
worker is available to provide families with education, support and/or
counseling throughout the recovery process. Families have opportunity to learn
more about psychosis and the management of the illness, allowing them to be
involved in their loved one’s treatment. Family psychosis education groups are
available, as well as problem-solving groups for both families and clients.
Individual family support is also available.
The LEARN team includes occupational therapists, a social
worker, a teacher, peer recovery facilitators, and an employment specialist.
For more information, you can read the guide Promoting
Recovery from First Episode Psychosis - a guide for families (PDF format,
For more information on clinic services, call 416-535-8501, ext.77300.
St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario
How to access services at the LEARN program: