We provide vital treatment which encompasses housing, support, and therapeutic services in communities for those experiencing severe and long-term mental health difficulties.

We actively support recovery to enable people

experiencing poor mental health to achieve their potential

and fulfil more of their aspirations in life.

At the heart of CHT’s treatment model is the importance and power of reparative relationships.

Since launching in 1994, we have supported nearly 2,000 individuals experiencing severe and long-term mental health difficulties to lead happier, healthier and more fulfilled lives.

Who We Are

About Us

At CHT, we work with and support individuals with a history of multiple and prolonged hospital admissions or placement breakdowns, who are often unresponsive to treatment, and who may have very complex needs and histories of trauma.

Who We Help

We help residents engage in ​activities, both within the CHT ​community and in their local area, ​promoting social inclusion and ​participation.

Our residents live with others in CHT housing to encourage engagement and help them learn responsibility and independence.

Housing

We provide psychological, social, ​individual and group sessions that ​are informed by best practice and ​individually tailored to each resident.

Therapy

"There was a strong focus on co-production. Staff involved patients and gave them access to their care plans. Patients were involved in the development of their care and risk management plans. Where patients had been involved in incidents the incident records detailed patients own understanding of the incident and feedback."

– Care Quality Commission Inspector

Our services provide both an alternative to hospital admission or the ‘next step’ after hospital. We focus on developing the skills and confidence needed for independent living, giving people a chance to live happy, healthy lives.


Psychiatric Diagnosis of Residents

Co-morbid Diagnosis of Residents

Our residents typically have a diagnosis of personality disorder or psychosis and experience the most debilitating mental health symptoms including self-harming, suicidal behaviour, social isolation, and lack of independent living skills.


1%

38%

42%

1 psychiatric diagnosis

Psychotic disorder

Many residents have a number of co-morbid diagnoses, demonstrating the complexities of need that our residents have.


(of which 89% are schizotypal disorders)

Strategic plan 2023 - 2026

Expand and Develop

Expand our service bases, including opening a new young ​persons’ service and expanding our supported living services ​to enable us to support more people and ensure financial ​sustainability.

Further increase co-production in service delivery and training, ​and employ an Expert by Experience in a senior staff role to ​deepen the impact of our user led offer.

Achieve externally validated quality marks (Investors in People ​and the Royal College of Psychiatrists 'Enabling Environments' ​accreditation) to demonstrate the quality of our organisation.

Begin a refurbishment programme for our existing buildings to ​improve the quality of our environments.

COMMUNITY

HOUSING

THERAPY

Community People
House with a Heart
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We help residents engage in activities, both within the CHT community and in their local area, promoting social inclusion and participation.

Our residents live with others in CHT housing to encourage engagement and help them learn responsibility and independence.

We provide psychological, social, individual and group sessions that are informed by best practice and individually tailored to each resident.

2 or more psychiatric diagnosis

49%

9%

No formal psychiatric diagnosis

Share our learning





Further develop our research and outcomes processes and share this through peer-reviewed publications to both use our learning to improve services and contribute our knowledge to the wider mental health sector.

Expand our offer of an Ofqual accredited Level 7 Diploma to enable it to be opened up to external organisations to share our expertise.

Develop a clinical psychotherapy training programme to support a more diverse workforce the access to clinical training.

Increase awareness




Increase awareness of our model and activities, with more presentations, social media, website updates, conference workshops etc, to increase awareness of our work and impact.

Increase our fundraising capacity to widen our supporter base.

Non-psychotic disorder

(of which 53% are personality disorders)

61%

Organic disorder

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