Who we are
The Community Rehabilitation Service specialises in working with people with long-term mental health problems and complex needs. Its focus is to help people gain the skills and confidence to live as independently as possible in the community.
The service is led by a clinical psychologist and aims to bring together social, psychological and medical approaches, giving everyone intensive, tailored support from a team of professionals. Specialist staff provide a range of interventions to help people manage their mental health effectively and live as independently as possible. These include:
• tools for wellbeing and recovery
• developing skills to enable independent living
• psychological support
• advice around medication
• education and volunteering
• help to find appropriate housing
• links to community resources and activities.
The service is led by Second Step together with its partners Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust and Missing Link.
"I feel not only respected and listened to, but that my opinion is valued. For the first time ever I feel hope for the future, that my mental illness isn't just something to be managed but something I can live with. My support team are excellent and I can't rate them highly enough."
Quote from a service user.
Who can refer
Most referrals to the service are from within Bristol Mental Health services. However, the service also accept direct referrals from GPs and from professionals working in social care.
Where we are
The service has several hubs and also offers accommodation-based support. However, staff meet people in their own homes as much as possible.