1st European Congress on Assertive Outreach
The aim of the congress is to stimulate a European-wide dialogue about the development of evidence-based models of Assertive Outreach (AO). AO interventions target severely mentally ill (SMO patients in the community, and can be carried out by various multidisciplinary services. Not all European countries have Assertive Outreach programmes.
In addition, existing programmes can vary widely, particularly with regard to organisational models, patient groups, client participation and research findings. In some European countries AO is widely implemented, a few countries are about to implement AO, and in many other countries there is no AO available.