Assertive outreach team (South Kirklees)

The South Kirklees assertive outreach team works with people experiencing severe and enduring mental illness who have a history of being difficult to engage with. The person would have complex needs and would require intensive support from the service.

Service users would also have a history of psychiatric hospital admissions – on occasions, this may be under the Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007).

Why would someone choose the service

  • Patient choice / medication reviews
  • Person centred approach
  • Patient satisfaction surveys (in progress)
  • Good feedback
  • Evidence that the assertive outreach tean approach has reduced hospital admission for people who use the service
  • Team approach in managing people who are high risk to self or others
  • Quick response by the team when responding to a person in crisis
  • Regular assertive outreach team visits to promote independence – including help with paying bills and medication advice

Staff you may meet

  • Administrator
  • Doctor
  • Non-clinical support staff
  • Nurse
  • Nursing assistant
  • Other clinical staff
  • Psychologist
  • Receptionist
  • Social worker
  • Specialist advisor
  • Specialist health worker
  • Support worker

Page last updated on March 3rd, 2016

Service delivered in: Kirklees