Community Mental Health Services : STEPS for Youth
The Starting Treatment Early for Psychosis Service (STEPS) for Youth program is designed to provide early intervention services for youth aged 16 to 23 experiencing signs and symptoms of what may be a first episode of psychosis. Our clients may also be homeless and have problems with drugs or alcohol.
Assessment, treatment and outreach services are provided by a multidisciplinary team including a psychiatrist, registered nurse, occupational therapist and social worker.
STEPS uses a recovery-oriented approach to provide:
- help and support with school, work and social activities
- family education and support
- public education and advocacy
- linkages to community agencies and services
The team has the capability to offer outreach services as necessary for community-based care.
Anyone can make a referral: youth with possible signs of psychosis, family members, shelter workers, school staff, health care workers and more. Referrals can be made by calling 416-864-5120. Inquiries about the program can also be made by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEPS for Youth
21 McGill Street