Supporting high quality early psychosis intervention in Ontario - What have we learned, where are we going?

Watch the webinar recording of the recent webinar: Supporting high quality early psychosis intervention in Ontario - What have we learned, where are we going?

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care released the Ontario Early Psychosis Intervention Program Standards in 2011 to ensure that early psychosis intervention  (EPI) programs throughout the province provide consistent, high-quality services.

Two surveys were conducted to learn about current program practices across  Ontario in relation to the standards. The first looked at the results with respect to  standards 1-6. The second focused on standards 7-13.

This webinar highlighted the results of survey 2, including:

  • The current state of EPI programs with respect to:
  • staff training and education;
  • research, program evaluation, and data collection;
  • barrier-free service and health equity;
  • program networks;
  • accountability;
  • Next steps, including exploring what the existing data can tell us about EPI clients and developing a formal structure for monitoring program performance.

The presenters

  • Gord Langill, Lynx Early Psychosis Intervention Program, Canadian Mental Health Association, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge
  • Janet Durbin, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Avra Selick, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Chi Cheng, First Place Clinic and Resource Centre, Canadian Mental Health Association, Thunder Bay

View the webinar and access the slides.

Key findings in the SISC report detailing the results of survey 2 highlight:

  • Capacity;
  • Training;
  • Monitoring and evaluation;
  • Barrier-free service and health equity;
  • Networks;
  • Accountability.

Click here to view:

The full report;
An executive summary;
Main messages from the report;
EENet’s Research Report Round-Up plain-language summary of the report.
Read the findings from the first survey.