Mental Health Intensive Day Program

What is the Mental Health Intensive Day Program (MHIDP)?

The Mental Health Intensive Day Program (MHIDP) is a four-week voluntary group therapy program for adults diagnosed with a mental health condition.  

The program is designed to help individuals understand their mental health, reduce the impact of symptoms, and cope with challenging situations. 

Who is eligible?

The MHIDP is designed for clients experiencing moderate to acute symptoms of a psychiatric diagnosis who do not require hospitalization. 

It is open to all residents of PEI aged 18 plus. 

Do I need a referral for this program?

Yes. You must be referred by a psychiatrist or a community mental health clinician to participate in this program. If you are aware of someone who may benefit from the MHIDP, please ask them to speak with their mental health team.  

When and where does the program take place? 

Participants meet Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hillsborough Hospital (115 Deacon Grove, Charlottetown) for four weeks.

The program uses a continuous intake model, meaning new clients can join at any time.

If I am referred to this program, what can I expect? 

The program is designed for 12 clients. 

Through group discussions and interactive activities with a focus on skill-building you will learn about: 

  • The connection between thoughts, feelings, and actions
  • How to tolerate distress
  • Mindfulness
  • Interpersonal effectiveness and healthy relationships
  • Emotional regulation and
  • Self-care planning/management

Where can I get more information on the MHIDP?

Contact the MHIDP team:
•    Telephone: 902-288-1274
•    Email:


Published date: 
February 8, 2023
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