Outpatient services are made up of interdisciplinary teams that offer assertive community treatment (ACT) for adults suffering from psychotic disorders.

Founded on evidence-based practices

Founded on evidence-based practices, this approach focus on recovery and rehabilitation so that patients can regain optimum independent functioning in the community.

The Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT) provides personalized service and long-term intensive follow-up in the daily living environment for people aged 18 and older, with a severe mental health disorder and who require support to regain functional autonomy.

The services are intended for people who:

  • reside in the southwest area of Montréal
  • have had frequent hospitalizations or repeated visits to psychiatric emergency departments
  • be unresponsive to regular treatment or do not take medication as prescribed
  • present significant functional deficits related to employment, day-to-day activities and maintaining a social network
  • have experienced difficulty living independently in the community
  • may be struggling with alcoholism, legal problems and/or homelessness

Access to services

People need to have a doctor’s referral to access the services, which must be sent to the Psychotic Disorders Program “guichet d’accès”.

For a better quality of life

ACT team’s mission is to ensure people receive the services they require to remain in the community and enjoy the best possible quality of life.

Team members fulfill many roles. As well as providing community treatment, rehabilitation, and support services, they are involved in all aspects of the people’s lives. Assistance may include: budgeting, personal care, defence of rights, find a job, lodging, medication, interpersonal relationships. The ACT Team also provides support for their family members.

A multidisciplinary team

The ACT Team is comprised of one psychiatrist and workers from various disciplines.

Contact and hours of service

Douglas Institute
ACT Team
6875 LaSalle Boulevard
Montreal, (Quebec) H4H 1R3