Mark was assessed by the ward consultant, and the nurse 35minutes after he arrived at the ward. The consultant used a structured assessment format to get a full picture of his current mental illness, treatment, including any forensic or legal issues.After the initial assessment, he was informed of his current situation alongside his strength and needs. He was informed of contributing factors related to current treatment plans, existing coping strategies, life situations, and how stressor or triggers of relapse were going to be managed (Stuart, 2014). The MDT team have an in-depth understanding of previous vulnerability factors which may have led to the onset of his ill health (Barker, 2004, pp70-72). This was successful through a historical assessment of his mental ill health, functioning, behaviour, relationship, cognition and diagnosis.