At SAMH, we recognise a unmet need for case management and psychosocial therapeutic interventions to help people in the community. Many of the cases attended to by the Mobile Support Team involve persons who display psychotic, suicidal or violent tendencies, for whom there is limited or no accessible service in the community.
The Mobile Support Team also equips beneficiaries and caregivers with information to better manage their condition and to support reintegration. This holistic approach supports them in improving the functioning and quality of life.
The team primarily caters to regions in the West and Central, and has served over 450 beneficiaries and caregivers since 2014.
The Mobile Support Team focuses on providing these community-based services:
The Mobile Support Team supports beneficiaries and caregivers with the use of these assessment tools:
Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) Scale
A tool based on observation to measure the psychological, social and occupational functioning of beneficiaries on a hypothetical continuum of mental health-mental illness
Sheehan Disability Scale (SDS)
A brief self-reporting tool to assess functional impairment in three inter-related domains: work/school, social and family life
Zarit Burden Interview
A self-report measure of the caregiver’s personal strain and role strain