Mike Firn is a Mental Health Nurse who qualified in 1986. He has sixteen years’ experience using the Assertive Outreach Model in England, and has managed and set up teams and services including Assertive Outreach, Home Treatment and Early Intervention across South West London.
Mike is also Chair of the National Forum for Assertive Outreach, www.nfao.org a practice network delivering regional and national meetings in England. He has co–authored, with Prof. Tom Burns, the book Assertive Outreach in Mental Health; a manual for practitioners, published by Oxford University Press in 2002 and numerous peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He lectures and teaches regularly on assertive outreach and service improvement techniques and is currently involved in two large randomised controlled trials associated with assertive outreach delivery.