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Establishing and evaluating an assertive outreach team

01 November 2013

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

The evidence base for assertive outreach services in the UK is limited. Five established outcome measures were used in an attempt to capture the clinical...

How to work with psychosis in a client’s own environment

07 November 2012

Mental Health Practice

Feature

The use of psychological approaches by community assertive outreach teams has generally meant a move away from traditional clinic-based therapy sessions with people...

Engaging clients through outdoor activities

01 February 2011

Mental Health Practice

Feature

Generally, respite care is not accessed by people with severe mental health problems, who as a result often become disengaged from services. This article reviews an...

A team approach to promoting recovery in assertive outreach

08 June 2012

Mental Health Practice

Feature

A team approach has been identified as integral to working with an assertive outreach client group. The authors discuss the dilemmas and challenges experienced by an...

A substance use monitoring tool for people with serious mental health problems

01 November 2013

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

An assertive outreach team has developed and introduced a monitoring tool to improve identification of substance use in service users with serious mental health...

Assertive outreach in the context of the care programme approach

28 April 2009

Mental Health Practice

Feature

Assertive outreach, originally developed in the United States, has been adopted in the UK and is endorsed and financially supported by the government. Yet the role...

Community services versus crisis resolution teams

01 September 2010

Mental Health Practice

Feature

Crisis resolution and home treatment teams were set up across the UK as part of the NHS Plan (Department of Health 2000). Ten years on, the evidence base for these...

Social integration in mental health rehabilitation services: new roles to enhance effectiveness and sustainability

29 October 2018

Mental Health Practice

new roles

This article gives an overview of an innovative mental health worker role in an inpatient mental health rehabilitation team. It describes how the role was developed...