Longer-term treatment and support for adults over 19 years with major mental illness.
The ACSS team provides services and support to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and substance use concerns who encounter negative consequences of the illness.
Some of these challenges may include multiple psychiatric hospitalizations, or multiple visits to hospital emergency department for mental health issues, difficulty managing day-to-day activities, risk of hurting self or others, and chronic homelessness or unstable housing.
A person can self-refer to their local mental health centre or they can be referred through a hospital or by their family doctor. The mental health centre team will determine if the person’s needs are best met through the ACSS team. If appropriate for the ACSS team, the person will be linked to a case manager and a psychiatrist and the person is informed of this wellness plan.