ACT Teams provides intensive support services for individuals with serious mental illness who have very complex needs, and who find it difficult to engage with other mental health services.
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Teams
provide intensive treatment, rehabilitation and support services for individuals with serious mental illness and complex needs who find it difficult to engage in other mental health services. The goal is to support these individuals in their recovery and their desire to live in the community.
The ACT teams are multidisciplinary, each having a social worker, nurses, vocational specialist, occupational therapist, psychiatrist, peer support worker, and an addictions specialist. They provide psychiatric treatment, administer and monitor medications, help to access community services, and assist individuals in their activities of daily living. Support is provided as frequently as required and they ensure clients are supported 24 hours a day.
CMHA Toronto has three ACT Teams:
• West Metro ACT Team
• East Metro ACT Team
• New Dimensions ACT Team
Who are ACT Team services for?
• Individuals who are 16 years of age and older
• Individuals with a primary diagnosis of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression
• Individuals who have had recent psychiatric hospital admissions and who have high service needs
• Services are available to residents of Scarborough and North York
Where are ACT Team services offered?
• ACT Team services are mobile and are offered in the community, in clients’ homes, and in our offices.
How do you apply for ACT Team services?
• A Referral Form can be obtained by contacting The Access Point at 416-640-1934 or visiting their website at www.theaccesspoint.ca (The Access Point is an Intake Service that provides coordinated access for ACT Services in Toronto).