assertive outreach services

assertive outreach services

The constellation of community-based mental health services in the UK which are intended to support people with severe and persistent mental illness who are difficult to engage in formal (hospital or surgery-based) settings.
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Security patrols have been increased, assertive outreach services have been doubled, lighting will be improved at the housing estate and street sweeps for syringes are occurring more regularly.
We are well placed to make this vision a reality - a 2008 report from the World Health Organisation showed that England and Wales were the only countries in Europe to report that all people with mental health disorders have access to assertive outreach services, such as crisis resolution teams, who treat people in their own homes.
Also to be included: assertive outreach services both community and criminal justice; parenting programmes; substitute prescribing (including dual diagnosis); psychosocial Interventions; management of shared care; provision and management of the needle exchange scheme; alternative therapies and awareness training to improve early interventions.