Highams Lodge operates as a residential recovery community for 15 residents who are experiencing complex mental health difficulties. This includes those who have been diagnosed with a personality disorder, psychosis, forensic history or a history of complex trauma and those for whom placements have broken down elsewhere.
Length of stay
Highams Lodge is staffed 24-hours a day, with waking night cover. CHT employs staff committed to recovery, and encourages applications from those with lived experience. Highams Lodge staff team is made up of Live-in Support Workers, Therapeutic Support Workers, Senior Therapeutic Support Workers, an integrated fully qualified Psychologist/Psychotherapist, a registered Social Worker, and a Registered Manager. The service is also supported by a Psychiatrist, a Lead Psychotherapist and Senior Manager.
Our dedicated staff are crucial to the successful delivery of recovery and therapeutic services, so CHT is committed to providing high quality staff training, including Skills for Care training for staff and managers, and a 20-module tailored programme of training in psychosocial theory and practice.
Staff also have regular supervision, weekly reflective practice facilitated by the service psychologist, and access to an employee assistance programme.
Highams Lodge, 49-51 The Avenue, Highams Park, London E4 9LB
Telephone: 020 8523 4651
Hi, my name is Debbie, I have over 20-years experience working in Health and Social Care, having managed Detox Services, Residential Rehab services, Forensic Mental Health Services and Services for those with Dual diagnosis and complex needs.
Hello, my name is Valentina. I have trained as Jungian Psychotherapist and working in supported housing within mental health and young people settings for the past 10 years in a variety of roles including a therapeutic one.
I have recently joined CHT as it brings together the therapeutic and the more practical support offer to individuals who otherwise might never be able to access psychotherapy.
I am passionate about wellbeing in general and I believe our society needs much more education and support around emotional intelligence and community building. As human beings do not thrive in isolation I believe psychological wellbeing, empathy and community building are the basis for a real change in this world.