Assertive Outreach - Team members
Who is in an assertive outreach team?
Assertive outreach teams have staff from different backgrounds. Most staff will have health or social care backgrounds. There will usually be psychiatrists, social workers, community psychiatric nurses, psychologists and occupational therapists.
A psychiatrist is a specialist mental health doctor. They can diagnose mental illness, prescribe medication and recommend treatment.
A social worker is trained to give practical help with your social needs. This might be help with housing problems, financial issues or giving general support.
Community psychiatric nurses (CPNs)
A CPN is a mental health nurse who works in the community. They can support you with taking medication, manage your health and offer you treatment in the community.
A psychologist specialises in how people think and behave. They are not usually medically trained.
An occupational therapist can help you overcome difficulties with everyday tasks. They support you to be independent.
Other people will also be in the team such as managers, psychotherapists and administrators.
All the staff work together and meet to discuss your progress. These are called ‘multi-disciplinary meetings’.
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