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For Immediate Release:
November 3, 2014
LONDON, Ontario – The Prevention and Early Intervention Program for Psychoses (PEPP) at the London Health Sciences Centre opens its 7th biennial Creative Minds exhibition at The ARTS Project on Tuesday, November 4th, showcasing artwork created by PEPP clients, staff and friends of the program.
PEPP is an internationally renowned program dedicated to providing treatment and advocacy for young adults experiencing a first episode of psychosis. Its team of clinicians and research staff work together with individuals and their families to help clients resume functioning and achieve personal recovery goals.
“PEPP helps clients shift from remission of symptoms to recovery. Medications can reduce symptoms, but recovery and the resumption of fulfilling day-to-day activities are equally important to our clients,” says PEPP psychiatrist Dr. Julie Richard. “For many of our clients, creative expression is a powerful means for recovery – it can impact hopes, feelings and goals clients have for themselves.”
The Creative Minds exhibition will continue until November 15 and is open to the public free of charge. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, Noon until 5:00pm. There will be a performance night for clients on November 12 from 6:00-9:00pm featuring spoken word, singing and instrumental music.
**There will be a media preview prior to the opening of the show. Please RSVP if you can join us**
Date: Tuesday, November 4
Location: The ARTS Project
203 Dundas Street, London
For media inquiries or to RSVP contact
Corporate Communications and Public Relations
London Health Sciences Centre
519-685-8500, ext. 74772
Call LHSC Switchboard at 519-685-8500 and ask to page the communications consultant on-call.
Visit the LHSC Media web site at www.lhsc.on.ca/media