Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a mental health program that focuses on individual clients and their recovery. The program facilitates community living, psychosocial rehabilitation, and recovery for persons who have the most serious mental illnesses.
- ACT serves clients with serious mental illnesses that are complex and who have very significant functional impairments.
- ACT services are delivered by a group of mental health staff from a variety of disciplines, who work as a team and provide the majority of treatment services.
- ACT services are individually tailored to the needs of each client.
- ACT teams are mobile and deliver services in the community.
ACT Team Information Line: 250.731.1350
- Referrals are done internally through the Pathways system, or directly from the community via fax 250.731.1343.
- Specific information on the referral process is available by calling 250.731.1350 and asking for ACT.
- Client centred service coordination
- Crisis assessment and intervention
- Psychiatric/Psychological treatment and supports
- Psychiatric medication: prescription and management
- Services/supports for concurrent substance use disorder
- Work-related services
- Activities of daily living
- Social/interpersonal relationship and leisure-time skill training
- Peer support services
- Support services
- Family-centred services