ACT, ICM and LICM Programs

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

Mandate of the team

ACT teams offer treatment, rehabilitation and support services to adults with severe psychotic disorders whose symptoms are not well controlled and who have difficulty engaging in traditional psychiatric treatment. Sustained intervention in the person’s living environment is provided by an interdisciplinary team, including a psychiatrist.

Services are offered by our ACT teams

  • Psychiatric follow-up in the community;
  • Recovery-focused interdisciplinary approach;
  • Support from a helping peer;
  • Addiction interventions;
  • Employability interventions;
  • Support and assistance in the living environment;
  • Help with finances;
  • In-home medication dispensing.

There are three ACT teams that serve our territory:

  • Métro ACT
  • JGH (Jewish General Hospital) ACT

Métro ACT

  • Occupational therapist
  • Nurse
  • Psychoeducator
  • Social worker
  • Patient partner
  • Administrative agent

Intensive Case Management (ICM)

Mandate of the team

Intensive case management (ICM) is for persons with severe mental disorders who could benefit from  psychosocial rehabilitation and require intervention in their living environment. The intervention aims in particular to develop individual skills and accompany the person in order to promote social integration.

It offers the following services:

  • Psychosocial follow-up with a recovery-based approach to acquire and sustain functional, personal and relational skills;
  • Liaison with healthcare professionals who provide medical treatment (general practitioner, psychiatrist) and other concerned persons (public or community network, family, loved ones);
  • Support and assistance with basic needs (housing, nutrition, clothing, medication);
  • Liaison with and accompaniment to required services.

Light-Intensity Case Management (LICM)

Mandate of the team

To offer follow-up, ad-hoc support and occasional accompaniment to individuals with a severe mental disorder whose recovery is generally more advanced than that of ICM or ACT clients. The individual’s mental health condition is generally stabilized, and they are almost completely independent. However, support is occasionally necessary for periods of instability in order to prevent hospitalization or visits to emergency.

Program Chief Manager

Emily Ireland

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