Psychosis intervention early recovery

What we do

Clinical Care

Psychosis Intervention Early Recovery (PIER) is a comprehensive, individualized psychiatric assessment, treatment and follow-up program, which includes:

  • case management services which provide psychosocial interventions and education to the individuals experiencing a psychosis;
  • family assessments, bio psychosocial interventions and educational support;
  • occupational therapy assessments and interventions including life, work, vocational and cognitive skills;
  • employment support specialist service; and
  • neuropsychological testing services


  • Education about psychosis is provided to individuals and their families by various team members in individual and group sessions.
  • Information on awareness, early recognition of psychosis and program services provided to educators, health professionals and the community.


Research efforts are aimed at enhancing knowledge about psychosis and development of improved treatments.

Who we see

  • Individuals between the ages of 16-50
  • Individuals experiencing symptoms of psychosis for the first time, and who have not been treated consistently with an antipsychotic medication for a period not exceeding six months.

How to access this service

  • A referral by a health-care provider is required, either through a referral letter, a Eastern Health mental health referral form (PDF) or via telephone contact.
  • Appointments for assessment can be obtained quickly, within one to 14 days whenever possible. There is no wait-list for the Psychosis Intervention Early Recovery Program.

Our team

  • Psychiatry
  • Nursing (case management)
  • Social worker (family worker)
  • Occupational therapist
  • Consulting a psychologist
  • Neuropsych testing
  • Pharmacist

Where we are

Waterford Hospital
306 Waterford Bridge Road
St. John’s, NL
A1E 4J8

Our hours of operation

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

How to reach us

Telephone: 709-777-3614
Fax: 709-777-3553

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Last updated: 2020-05-27