Community Mental Health Rehabilitation and Enablement Plus Service
How can peer support help support people recover from complex mental health problems and restore the skills and confidence to live successfully in the community?
Peer support workers inspire hope for recovery by building meaningful relationships with
people, in a non-judgmental space while offering practical intervention to support sustainable
The CMHRE Plus Service integrates local voluntary support with the existing CMHRE Service. The clinical team offers specialist assessment, treatment, interventions and support to help
people recover from complex mental health problems and restore the skills and confidence to live successfully in the community.
This integrated model of care will provide:
- More support for people to build meaningful and lasting relationships in the community.
- A greater continuity of support as people transition from hospital to home.
- A focus on supporting people in their physical health and social care needs, as well as
- Increased choice and personalisation of care.
- More choice of activities which foster hope and purpose.
- To support individuals to move towards more independent living where possible support.
The quality of care delivered has been excellent, the economic argument is a powerful one comparing the cost of placement in secure hospitals with the scheme provided at the TILT project.
John Enser, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Aims of the CMHRE Plus Service
- To improve the quality and length of life for those with long-term health conditions.
- Offer practical experience and confidence in everyday tasks.
- To support people to develop coping techniques and support ideas and approaches that
have been helpful to others.
- To support individuals to adopt a healthy lifestyles.
- To support people to express their views.
- To increase self-esteem and confidence
- To provide a sense of belonging to a community of people with similar experiences.
- To help people feel more empowered about their own wellbeing.
- To gain an understanding of local opportunities for more informal peer support so that
people can engage in their communities and increase their connections, leading to
- To support people to become peers themselves and help others who have been in their