TheraPsil is a non-profit coalition that was established in 2019, with a mission to help Canadians access legal, psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy and medical psilocybin. The organisation is made up of healthcare practitioners, patients, community members, and advocates.
TheraPsil has made significant progress in advocating for compassionate access to psilocybin therapy. In August 2020, the organization helped 4 Canadians suffering from end-of-life distress, due to a terminal illness, access approved 'section 56 exemptions' from the Minister of Health. This was the first time section 56 exemptions for psilocybin had been approved for patients since psilocybin was made a controlled substance in 1974, in Canada marking a water-shed moment.
As of January 2022, TheraPsil has supported 55 patients in 5 different provinces access legal, psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy. The organization is actively assisting Canadians with existential distress as a result of a past or present terminal or life-threatening diagnosis pursue legal access to psilocybin to be used in conjunction with psychotherapy.
TheraPsil also launched and is scaling a psilocybin assisted therapy training program for qualified Healthcare Practitioners. The organisation recognizes the importance of developing a pool of suitably trained and trusted TheraPsil Clinical Associates to whom they can refer patients.
TheraPsil is also contributing to current and future psilocybin research. Observational research studies have been designed in collaboration with researchers from McGill University, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and the world’s first Psychedelic Research Centre at Imperial College, London. All eligible patients granted legal access to psilocybin therapy have the opportunity to take part in this research initiative.
TheraPsil is actively advocating for the Federal Government to enact medical psilocybin regulations in Canada to make medical psilocybin, and psilocybin therapy a legal, safe, regulated and accessible treatment option in Canada for all in medical need.
- Teaches: Globally
- Website: https://therapsil.ca/