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Community Rehabilitation

The Community Rehabilitation Service supports people living with complex mental health problems to achieve their goals and gain the skills and confidence to live as independently as possible. 


Since the service began in 2015, we have supported more than 400 people, reduced inpatient admissions and successfully discharged 70% of clients to their GP - a really positive outcome considering many of the people we work with have been in secondary mental health services for many years.

We work in a partnership between Second Step, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) and Missing Link. The specialist clinical leadership is provided by a AWP Psychologist and brings together social, psychological and medical approaches to give individually tailored support from a team of professionals. The team also includes peer recovery navigators who have their own experience of recovery and mental health services.

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Read our latest update which tells you what we have been doing since the Covid-19 pandemic began.

Find out more

By watching our photo-essay (below), called Taking Mental Health Outside you’ll find out more about what we do. Taking Mental Health Outside is the result of a four-month experimental film project with staff, volunteers, peer workers and clients from the Community Rehabilitation Service which is both poignant and deeply personal.

Client stories

We were delighted our innovative work was recognised nationally when the service won the Collaboration (Integration) award at Third Sector Care Awards in 2017.