Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Teams provide specialized intensive community-based services to adults living with severe, complex and persistent mental illness between the ages of 18 and 65.
ACT clinicians are specially trained to support clients in regaining a healthy, meaningful and fulfilling place in their community. The team can be made of up of psychiatrists, nurses, occupational therapists, recreation therapists, social workers, vocational counsellors, and addictions counsellors. Team members offer comprehensive treatment, support and rehabilitation to enable individuals to fully reintegrate into the community of their choice.
St. Joseph's Health Care London manages seven ACT teams across Southwestern Ontario, covering London-Middlesex, Elgin and Oxford Counties.
Services include but are not limited to:
- Medication management
- Activities of daily living support
- crisis planning and intervention
- Health and wellness education
- Help with addiction issues
- Employment support
- Education support
- Recreational opportunities
ACT uses proven therapeutic principles and approaches with the following key goals:
- Achieve better control of symptoms
- Increase housing stability
- Enhance social and family supports
- Promote independence
- Decrease time spent in hospital
- Improve quality of life
All referrals are processed through our Centralized Access Point.