Youth with psychosis in Northwestern Ontario do not get the help they need when they need it.

We’re going to change that.

Want to make a difference? Join one of NorthBEAT's advisory groups!

Youth Advisory Group 
(Age 12-25)

Family & Lived Experience Advisory Group

NORTHBEAT

Our
Story

NorthBEAT (Barriers to Early Assessment and Treatment) is a collaborative of researchers and service providers across Northern Ontario with an interest in improving the system of care for youth with psychosis.

Since 2012, NorthBEAT has continued to grow in scope and size.

The NorthBEAT Project (2012-15) was a descriptive research project, funded by the Sick Kids Foundation in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), that explored the service needs of adolescents who experience psychosis in Northern Ontario.

In 2016, NorthBEAT expanded its scope to address barriers to early psychosis intervention and improve Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) services.

In 2017, the Ontario Trillium Foundation awarded NorthBEAT a Youth Opportunities Fund grant to support a strategic collaborative. This diverse collaborative will improve coordination of care, build capacity to detect psychosis symptoms early, and enhance access to appropriate services for youth with psychosis who live in Northwestern Ontario.

NorthBEAT Collaborative - Supported by St. Joseph's Care Group and Ontario Trillium Foundation Youth Opportunities Fund (2017-21)
NorthBEAT - 2017 Ontario Trillium Foundation Youth Opportunities Fund Recipient
NorthBEAT is sponsored by the Centre for Applied Health Research at St. Joseph's Care Group.
NorthBEAT is sponsored by the Centre for Applied Health Research at St. Joseph's Care Group.
NorthBEAT Affiliate Organization: Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM)
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