The Open Door Project provides a recovery based service for people who are looking for help and support with their mental health issues or emotional distress. Its aim is to help these people lead healthy, active, and independent lives.
Benefits of the Open Door Project
At Open Door we believe that recovery is an individual experience and we aim to support you on your personal journey to regain a meaningful and satisfying life alongside your mental health issue.
At Open Door you can:
- be yourself amongst people who share similar experiences
- receive recovery focused support from staff with extensive experience in mental health
- access a wide range of therapeutic and social activities at the project and in the local community
What You Can Do at Open Door
We offer a wide range of recovery based and social activities including coping skills courses, discussion groups, cookery groups, walking, art, play reading, relaxation and woodwork. We also offer outdoor/adventure therapy.
Previous activities have included:
- canoeing down the River Wye
- walking in Snowdonia
- involvement in the John Muir Trust and National Navigation Awards
Join Open Door
Ask your Psychiatrist, Community Psychiatric Nurse, Social Worker of Occupational Therapist to refer you for a self directed support assessment with the social workers within the community mental health team.
GPs can refer to The Open Door Project in the following ways:
- For City referrals, please send your referral to the Single Point of Access at Highbury Hospital (Tel: 0300 300 0010 Fax:0300 300 0012)
- For County referrals, please telephone the Contact Centre on 0300 500 8080
Please request a self-directed support assessment, indicating that your patient wishes to access The Open Door Project.
If you are eligible for a personal budget through self-directed support you can request to use the budget to attend Open Door. Alternatively you are able to self fund if you are not eligible for a personal budget.
Once you decide to take up a place at Open Door you will be allocated a key worker who can offer individual support to help you work towards your recovery. Many of our members also value the peer support at the centre, as well as the opportunity to participate in therapeutic groups and activities.
As with all social care services there may be a small charge for the service depending on your financial circumstances. Following your self-directed support assessment the Fairer Charging Team will complete a financial assessment with you to find out if you will have to make a contribution.
How to find us
The Open Door Project is easily accessible by public transport. To access the centre please catch Nottingham City Transport Number L3, L4, L11, 28 or Y 28.
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