Community recovery team

The Waltham Forest community recovery team provides specialist mental health services for adults aged 18 to 65 with serious and/or enduring mental health problems.

This includes multidisciplinary assessments to identify needs with each client/carer, community interventions and a range of community-based services formulated in a care plan and delivered through the CPA process. The team works with clients, carers and other agencies to promote recovery.

The service offers:

  • interventions with service users with severe mental health problems based on recovery and social inclusion
  • medication management
  • depot clinic
  • physical health screenings and focus on maintaining physical health (e.g. smoking cessation and substance misuse)
  • psycho educational interventions
  • access to psychological therapies discharge group (focusing on relapse prevention) focus on employment and education.

Incorporated within the community recovery team is a Clozapine service that provides treatment and support for service users.

The Waltham Forest community recovery service also incorporates an assertive outreach approach that works with people who have a documented history of non-engagement with services, non-compliance with medication and also have a significant risk of behaviour to themselves or the public. This will also include exploitation by others and vulnerability to self neglect. This part of the service offers intensive treatment and sees people in their own homes or elsewhere in the community. We try to facilitate hospital admission, when required and offer regular in-reach to clients in hospital, working collaboratively with ward staff.

The team works with different agencies from the statutory and voluntary sector.

Patient information

Contact our service in Waltham Forest

Community recovery team
Jane Atkinson Health and Wellbeing Centre
(Thorpe Coombe Hospital site)
714 Forest Road
E17 3HP

Tel: 0300 555 1268 or 0300 555 1233
Opening times: 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday


Referrals will be accepted via the Waltham Forest access and assessment team (AAT) and NELFT acute services.