Estimated current wait time (December 2023)
- Intake assessment: 3-4 months
- Onset of treatment after intake: 2-7 months
Reach Out 24/7 Crisis Line: 519-433-2023
Welcome to the First Episode Mood and Anxiety Program (FEMAP)
FEMAP is a program helping older teens and young adults (age 16-25) with emotional concerns that fall into the categories of mood and/or anxiety symptoms. We provide a safe and confidential place for youth to get help early, before symptoms begin to disrupt lives.
FEMAP provides a full range of services, from assessing whether someone has a mood and/or anxiety disorder, to helping overcome symptoms with proven methods (including therapy, medication, and substance abuse treatments). If you choose to access help at FEMAP, you will receive follow-up from one of our team members to help ensure you are on the right track to feeling like yourself again.
FEMAP is a part of LHSC’s Adult Mental Health Services, the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, and the University of Western Ontario. We provide quality care and conduct innovative research on the causes, preventions and treatments of mood and anxiety disorders.
For more information, you can watch an informational video.
We invite you to explore our website and contact us if you have any questions.
We are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and closed for lunch from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.
860 Richmond St., London ON
519-646-6000 extension 65178
Please note that FEMAP represents a novel health care delivery model and, as such, we need to do outcomes research to test the model. This research will help determine what should be the "standard of care" for youth in Ontario and Canada. Because of this goal, all youth accepted for treatment at FEMAP will need to be willing to fill out questionnaires at set time points throughout treatment as part of that research. We are accepting youth between the ages of 16-25 who have mood and/or anxiety concerns.
Please feel free to contact FEMAP reception at 519-646-6000 extension 65178.
Self-referral contact information:
Note: A referral from your doctor is not necessary, but doctors can use the referral form.