Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program (NSEPP)
Mental Health

The IWK Health Centre provides children and adolescents throughout the province with specialized mental health and addictions services. To learn more about these services visit the IWK Health Centre website or the Dalhousie University website.

The Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program (NSEPP) is a specialized, community focused, mental health program for young people (and their families) between the ages of 12 to 35 who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis.

Location, hours and contact information

Abbie J. Lane Memorial Building, level 3
5909 Veterans' Memorial Lane
Halifax, NS   B3H 2E2
Tel: 902-473-2976
Fax: 902-473-3456

Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

How can I access the program?

Individuals with that meet the following criteria may be referred:

  • Exhibiting symptoms of, or has been diagnosed with, a first episode of psychosis
  • Between the ages of 12 to 35
  • Has been treated for less than six months with an antipsychotic

Within the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM): Referrals can be made by anyone including: self-referrals, family members, friends, teachers, counsellors, family physicians and health care professionals. To make a referral, call 902-473-2976.

Outside of HRM A referral from your health care provider is needed. We provide clinical consultation for residents of the Maritime Provinces who live outside HRM.