AOS (Assertive Outreach Service)

We are a specialised service that engages and works alongside adults who have long and enduring mental health issues, primarily Schizophrenia, who find it difficult to engage with other teams and services. We work from a therapeutic, person centred and recovery focused model with the aim of enabling clients to be as independent in the community as possible.

We can support clients with a multitude of issues that include difficulties around medication compliance, drug and alcohol issues, symptom management and education, relapse indicator education and management.

AOS will liaise with external agencies in order to provide support packages regarding housing support, psychology, community activities and volunteer work, drug and alcohol misuse.

We are able to provide space and support to Family and Carers via our Carers Group as well as offer group and socially inclusive activities run by our Social Inclusion worker.

Care plans are aimed to be clear, recovery focused and person centred, with a clear pathway that is achievable and realistic, meets the needs of the client and is as uobtrusive and non-disruptive as possible.


Service Lead: Tom Fox

Tel: (01752) 435050

Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 20:00

Saturday, 09:00 - 17:00

Out of Hours: Mental Health Matters
Tel: 0300 330 5476 (callers charged at local rates)

(Mon-Fri: 5pm-9am, Weekends and bank holidays: 24 hours)

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