Shaping the future of community mental health care
5th European Congress on Assertive Outreach
We want to prevent mental illness and provide integrated (medical and social) care for people with severe mental illness, facilitating the recovery process. This can be done by providing mental health care in the community.
Deinstitutionalization led to a decrease in psychiatric hospital beds during the last decades, and better outpatient care in many countries. New treatments became available, such as modern psychological treatments, digital psychiatry, new recovery oriented approaches and the introduction of peer-experts. Prevention of mental Illness in the community, especially for younger people, is done is some area’s but by far not everywhere.