Home treatment team (HTT)

The Waltham Forest home treatment team (HTT) provides acute home treatment for adults aged 16-65 whose mental health crisis is so severe that they would otherwise have been admitted to a hospital.

This integrated service for people with severe and complex mental and behavioural disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder, and severe depressive disorder is usually provided in the person’s own home.

The service can:

  • prevent unnecessary hospitalisation;
  • achieve the highest level of functioning possible in the least restrictive setting;
  • facilitate more rapid discharge from an acute care setting;
  • offer respite to carers from the demands of caring

The HTT in Waltham Forest includes psychiatrists, psychologists, community mental health nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, support, time and recovery workers.

Patient information

Contact our service in Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest Home Treatment Team
Tantallon House
157 Barley Lane

Tel: 0300 300 1882, Option 2
Fax: 0844 493 0264
Opening times: 24 hours


Email - nem-tr.wfhtt@nhs.net. Telephone referrals only to the Acute Crisis and Assessment Team (ACAT) are received on ext 67774. Please refer to the For clinicians page for more information.