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SJHH ... / Health Services/ Mental Health & Addiction Services/ Mental Health Services/ Schizophrenia & Community Integration Service (SCIS)/ Hamilton Assertive Community Treatment Team 1 (Hamilton ACTT1)

Hamilton Assertive Community Treatment Team 1 (Hamilton ACTT1)

What this program does...

Hamilton ACTT delivers specialized community based services to people 18 years of age and older within the Greater Hamilton area.

We serve people with complex physical, psychological, and social needs due to severe mental illness (including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, major depression, and bipolar disorder) accompanied by significant functional impairment, disruption of normal life tasks, periods of hospitalization, and a need for psychotropic medications.

Hamilton ACTT1 Pamplet

How this program helps...

ACTT provides comprehensive, individualized services to allow clients to gain or regain valuable and meaningful roles in the community.

ACTT uses evidence-based therapeutic principles and approaches with the key goals of:

  • Reduction of mental health symptoms
  • Increased housing stability
  • Heightened independence
  • Greater life satisfaction
  • Improvement in employment and educational outcomes
  • Enhanced social and family relationships

Your Care Team

The Hamilton ACT Team is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of professionals who share the responsibility of rehabilitation, treatment, and support. The team includes specialists in psychiatry, nursing, social work, vocational counseling, addictions counseling, recreational therapy, occupational therapy, and peer support.

Hamilton ACTT carries out its services in partnership with other area service providers, as well as physicians, family members, and existing support networks.

Contact

Hamilton ACTT1
52 Cannon Street West, Suite 204, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2B5
Tel: 905-525-4273 
Fax:  905-525-4926

Referral Process

Anyone, including family members and potential clients, can refer an individual to our services by calling our office. Admission to an ACT program is based on an assessment of need and service capacity.

Click here to download the referral form.

Having trouble accessing the Referral Form?

The Connect referral form is a fillable PDF document. Please be aware that this form will not open in Chrome or Safari as these web browsers do not support fillable PDF forms. Adobe Reader is required to have on your computer to allow you to open.

If you are having trouble opening this referral form, please follow the steps below.

1)      Ensure you have the latest version of Adobe Reader installed. It can be downloaded here.

2)      If your web browser will not display the PDF file, right click on the link below and save the document to your PC. Then open the file via Adobe Reader.

Other options include:

  • Changing your Chrome browser settings to download PDFs instead of attempt to open them. Instructions found here.
  • Install the Adobe Acrobat Reader Extension to Chrome found here from the Chrome Web Store.
  • For ChromeFirefox or Safari reference the Adobe Reader Guide on how to configure your browser to use the Adobe PDF plug-in to open online PDF files.
  • Download the flattened Connect Referral form here. Once you open the file, please print, complete by hand and fax through.

Preparing for Your Visit

An appointment will be arranged for you to meet with representatives from the team including the psychiatrist.

Any information that you may feel is helpful for ACTT to know should be brought with you along with a list of medications.

Having a support person or family member with you is also helpful.

We ask that you do not bring any valuables with you as the hospital cannot be responsible for lost or stolen personal items. 

Maps & Directions

Located in downtown Hamilton on 52 Cannon Street West between Bay Street North and James Street North. Our offices are in a grey building above a restaurant and video store. The entrance and parking are in the rear.

Directions are available upon request.

52 Cannon St W., Hamilton, On - Google Maps