The Assessment & Recovery (A&R) Service is for people who need intensive support. The service ensures that all service users get the treatment and support they need to take control of their own mental health and lead fulfilling lives. With greater emphasis on working in partnership within communities and intervening early, the service helps to improve outcomes for people using mental health services across Bristol.
A&R works alongside other Bristol Mental Health services, including the Crisis Service and Inpatient Services, complementing the support they provide. ‘Recovery navigators’ work with service users to give support, advice and to help plan their recovery with them throughout their journey. Recovery can mean different things to different people. We use it to mean living a meaningful life with or without symptoms of mental ill health. The recovery navigators are there to help prioritise what is important to you and help you to set and work towards your own goals.
Referrals are normally made by GPs. However, people who have used A&R before will be able to speak to a member of staff to discuss referring themselves to the service.
There are three A&R teams, working in south, central and north Bristol:
North Team at Greenways: 0117 354 7300
Central & East Team at Speedwell : 0117 955 6098
South Team at Petherton: 0127 579 6200
Please contact us for further information. Opening times: 8am-8pm, Monday-Sunday
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