The Camberwell Assessment of Need (CAN) is a tried and tested approach to assessing the needs of the severely mentally ill. Rigorously developed by staff at the Section of Community Psychiatry (PRiSM), Institute of Psychiatry, it records both staff and patient assessments. Three versions are included, all designed to be photocopied. The full clinical research versions give a comprehensive assessment, and a short (one page) version (CANSAS) is suitable for routine clinical use. Also included are materials and instructions for a half-day CAN training workshop.
The CAN is suitable for use in primary care settings, specialist mental health teams, and social services. It will be of particular interest to care managers and mental health staff who wish to meet the legal requirement that the severely mentally ill receive a comprehensive needs assessment.
Complete resource for the CAN, a needs assessment tool for the severely mentally ill.
Suitable for clinical and research use, and records both staff and patient assessments of need.
Increasingly used as the standardised approach to needs assessment in international research.
Established psychometric properties.
All material included is designed to be photocopied.
Includes manual, score sheets, training programme, case vignettes, worked examples and answers to frequently asked questions.
Translations available in 9 other languages.
Care managers, community and in-patient adult mental health workers (psychiatrists, CPNs, clinical psychologists, Approved Social Workers, OTs) and mental health researchers
GPs, specialist tertiary mental health services (forensic, drug and alcohol, etc.), audit staff and other agencies (housing, judicial, etc.)
List of abbreviations.
Development of the Camberwell Assessment of Need (CAN).
Using the Camberwell Assessment of Need Short Appraisal Schedule (CANSAS).
Using the Camberwell Assessment of Need - Clinical version (CAN-C).
Using the Camberwell Assessment of Need - Research version (CAN-R).
Training for the CAN.
Frequently asked questions.
Appendix 1 Camberwell Assessment of Need Short Appraisal Schedule (CANSAS).
Appendix 2 Camberwell Assessment of Need - Clinical version (CAN-C).
Appendix 3 Score sheets for CAN-C.
Appendix 4 Camberwell Assessment of Need - Research version (CAN-R)
Appendix 5 Score sheets for CAN-R.
Appendix 6 Training material.
Appendix 7 CAN reliability and validity.