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Active Choices

Description of Service:

The service offers one to one support to access social, educational, health and exercise activities in the local community. The team also delivers a range of group activities in both mental health and mainstream settings. It is a recovery-based service with an emphasis on enabling people to explore their choices and opportunities.  

Description of Service Users:

People of 16 years and upwards who experience mental health difficulties and want support to make changes in their lives.

Referral procedure:

By care co-ordinator only.

Assessment description:

We have an occupational therapist who will make an initial assessment following a discussion with the service user.  Plans to develop a self-assessment process are underway. 

Admission procedure:

Following assessment, identification of areas of interest and agreement of support needs, a keyworker is allocated and service start date arranged. 

Treatment description:

A key worker will support the service user to establish and work towards their personal goals, promoting recovery and social inclusion. 

Discharge procedure:

Discharge is planned with the service user and will occur when personal goals are achieved and support is no longer needed. 

Education:

Group activities provide opportunities for  learning, ranging from development of skills in gardening to anxiety management techniques or basic cookery.

Outreach:

Support arrangements are flexible and can be carried out in locations that best meet the needs of the service user.

Developing services:

Current developments include self-referral and self-assessment along with increasing time dedicated to supporting people to become involved in their local communities.

Address:

Active Choices 

Office 3, Bolton Market

Ashburner Street

Bolton

BL1 1TQ

Telephone:

01204 337 523 or 01204 334 162

 

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