Early Psychosis Intervention on Campus

Ask the Experts: CICMH Webinar Series

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Key Learnings
  • How early psychosis intervention approaches can positively affect the well-being and experiences of students on campuses
  • How early psychosis intervention and the work of the EPION group can be applied to the post-secondary context
  • Some promising practices from a student with lived-experience on ways to support students who have experienced psychosis.
Presenter Bios

Dr. Chiachen Cheng MD, FRCP(C), MPH
Child & Adolescent, Adult Psychiatrist, Medical Director, CMHA Thunder Bay & co-chair of the Early Psychosis Intervention of Ontario Network.



Aedan Shaughnessy
4th year Psychology Student, York University, Glendon College, Mental Health Advocate & Peer Support Worker, CMHA Toronto



The Ask the Experts webinar series is a collaboration with the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health, CAMH HPRC and EENet


Tips from Dr. Cheng

Tips from Aedan
A 4th year Psychology Student at York University

Anyone can refer to an early psychosis intervention program (i.e. families, teachers, counselors, hospitals, family doctors, and students themselves). For information about programs across Ontario and referral information, go to

FAQ – Early Psychosis and Young People
Dealing with Psychosis Toolkit
Psychosis 101
Get Help Early
CMHA’s Early Psychosis Programs for Students: How and When to Refer

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