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Assertive Outreach Rehabilitation Team (AORT)

How our service can help you

The Assertive Outreach Rehabilitation Team (AORT) offers a model that utilises a whole systems approach to rehabilitation from mental illness. The tripartite model consists of two rehabilitation branches and an assertive outreach branch, utilising a shared care approach across the team with the aims of recovery and move-on at the forefront. The Assertive Outreach (AO) branch aims to provide a more enhanced service for people diagnosed with serious mental illness and to deliver evidence-based interventions and care whilst increasing service user and carer satisfaction. AO adopts an assertive and proactive way of working, utilising a whole-team approach to provide continuity of care and encourage creativity in engagement and positive risk taking. The AO multidisciplinary team provides most interventions from within the team and delivers care wherever is required and most appropriate. The rehabilitation branches aim to provide an enhanced service for service users with diagnosed serious mental health conditions that require supported or residential accommodation, embodying evidence based practice to promote rehabilitation, social inclusion and increased independence. The rehabilitation branches aim to use the FACT approach to team work, operating shared care across a proportion of the team caseload. The whole team approach embodies independence and recovery from treatment resistant mental ill health.

  • Service Type: Adult Mental Health Services (local)
  • Contact the service

    Site Location: Chaucer Resource Centre Email: AO Team Leader: southwarkassertiveoutreach@slam.nhs.uk R1 Team Leader: southwarkcommunityrehab1@slam.nhs.uk R2 Team Leader: southwarkcommunityrehab2@slam.nhs.uk Phone Number: 020 3228 9800
  • Disabled Access: There is disability access to the ground floor of each building.
  • Address: Chaucer Resource Centre 13 Ann Moss Way,
    Rotherhithe,
    SE16 2TH
  • Other essential information

  • Conditions: Southwark, Schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder, psychotic illness, complex needs, Community Mental Health.

Eligibility criteria

Please complete the referral form and return this form via email to referralsmhld@slam.nhs.uk or alternatively by post to: Team Leader MHLD Southwark Clinical Treatment Centre (CTC) Maudsley Hospital Denmark Hill London SE5 8AZ

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