Understanding Patient Mental Health and Additions community services

Wondering if there is a Mental Health and Additions community services profile outlining the referal process. or even general patient care scenarios that would give a better understanding of how services are provided to community care vs acute care setting. What types of health care professionals are providing this care. etc. thank you in advance :)


I currently work in the community Mental Health setting. We are in the transition from changing from a Case management model to include both ACT model and case management. Here is the Ontario governments description and guidelines for ACT model. http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/common/ministry/publications/reports/ment... There is no set standard in the referral process. This depends on the Agency, hospital or organization. Case managers or professionals on an ACT team include nurses, social workers, OT, and addictions counselors. I hope this answers some of your questions.
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