The European Assertive Outreach Foundation aims at setting up a European network for assertive outreach. The conference on Assertive Outreach in Rotterdam 2011 was the first step. The aim of this network is to improve the quality of care for difficult to engage patients with severe mental illness. The network will stimulate research to find evidence based practices for good quality assertive outreach, and help to implement these practices in different European countries.
During the First European Assertive Outreach conference we discussed ways to further build this network and actions to be taken. We wellcome any contributions and ideas for implementing this network.