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Community Peer Recovery Team

Goal-focussed, personalised support for those starting their recovery journey in Portsmouth.

Recovering from a period of poor mental health can feel overwhelming as there may be obstacles to navigate and new anxieties before gaining back your independence.

Our Community Peer Recovery Team (or CPRT for short) can offer you the help that you need to set manageable goals, access the support you need and start getting back on your feet.

Our support is special because our staff have their own lived experience of living with a mental health issue. As well as practical advice, we can share our own stories, experiences, provide hope and become a role model in your time of need. 

Our short term, goal focussed support could help you:

  • Access further community help, like support groups or wellbeing activities
  • Address debt issues, attend benefits tribunals and write letters
  • Maintain independent living arrangements
  • Find social activities or reconnect with friends or family

We also provide Support, Time and Recovery (STR) workers, who can support you using learned rather than lived experience. 

The service is delivered in partnership with Solent NHS Trust and commissioned by NHS Portsmouth CCG. 

Who is it for?

You will need to be aged 18 or over, live within a Portsmouth (PO) postcode and currently receive treatment from the Solent NHS Trust Community Mental Health Team. They will make a referral on your behalf. 

Contact details & opening hours

Monday: 9am - 5pm
9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
9am - 4.30pm
: Closed

Some out of hours support can be arranged where required.

Please call St Mary's Community Health Campus on 0300 123 3921 and ask for the Community Peer Recovery Team.

The Community Peer Recovery Teams address is to be used for post only:

Community Peer Recovery Team
3rd Floor St Mary's Community Health Campus
Milton Road

Information for Professionals

Community Mental Health Team can refer patients via their MDT meetings. 



CPRT Information Leaflet