Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT)

Who we help:

Adults 16 years of age and older:

  • Presenting with severe and persistent mental disorders such as schizophrenia, severe bi-polar disorders or other psychotic disorders
  • Having difficulty engaging with other mental health services
  • Confronted with significant functioning difficulties related to housing, social interactions, general life skills, schooling and /or employment

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How we help:

We can help by providing:

  • Assistance with the collaborative development of a recovery plan based on personal goals
  • Symptom control assessment
  • Medication prescription, administration and ongoing monitoring
  • Education on illness management
  • Support counselling
  • Integrated mental health and addiction treatment for alcohol and other drugs
  • Housing support
  • Activity of daily living coaching and support (e.g. medication management, budgeting and groceries)
  • Support for return to schooling or employment
  • Employment support
  • Socialization and recreation
  • Crisis intervention and prevention through development of a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)
  • Support Community Treatment Order in collaboration with the Montfort Hospital as the regional coordinator site
  • Advocacy for clients’ rights
  • Family and social network support and education
  • Liaison with other community agencies and partners

Who is part of the team:

  • Psychiatrist
  • Team Supervisor
  • Recreational Therapist                                                       
  • Social Worker
  • Registered Nurse and Registered Practical Nurse
  • Concurrent Specialist (Mental Health and Addictions)
  • Peer Support Worker
  • Vocational Specialist

Who can request our services:

  • Individuals (self-referrals)
  • Family physicians
  • Psychiatrists
  • Community agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Family members and friends
  • Health care professionals

Call: (613) 732-8770, extension 8006

Toll Free: 1-800-991-7711, extension 8006

24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line: 1-866-996-0991

For more information:

Download ACTT Info Sheet

Additional Resources:

Schizophrenia Society of Ontario
Mood Disorders Society of Canada
Canadian Mental Health Association
Canadian Mental Health Association - Bipolar Disorder
Wellness Recovery Action Plan

Family Wellness Recovery Plan (FWRAP):

Mood Disorders Ottawa 

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