Foreword (Kim T. Mueser, PhD).
Editors' preface (Caroline Williams, Mike Firn, Simon Wharne and Rob Macpherson).
1 What does research tell us about assertive community treatment? (Andrew Molodynski and Tom Burns).
2 Multi-professional working in assertive outreach teams (Hannah Steer and Steve Onyett).
3 Fidelity and flexibility (Caroline Williams, Rob Macpherson and Mike Firn).
4 Cognitive behaviour therapy for assertive outreach service users (Robert Griffiths, Caroline Williams and Neil Harris).
5 Dual diagnosis: putting policy into practice (Rory Allott, Ian Wilson and Mike Firn).
6 Use of medication in assertive outreach (Rob Macpherson and Tom Edwards).
7 Relatives', friends’ and carers' experiences: involvement and support (Simon Wharne, Sara Meddings, Tizzie Coleman and Jo Coldwell).
8 Service user experience: engagement and recovery (Simon Wharne and Kamal Spilsted).
9 Assertive outreach: stigmatising treatment or social inclusion? (Simon Wharne).
10 Meeting the black and ethnic minority agenda (Simon Wharne and Neil Sanyal).
11 Diversity and assertive outreach (Simon Wharne and Caroline Williams).
12 Personal autonomy, leverage and coercion (Mike Firn and Andrew Molodynski).
13 Targets, outcomes and service evaluation (Mike Firn).
14 Funky mental health (Steve Morgan and Sue Jugon).