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Harrow Community Mental Health Service

The Bridge
Christchurch Avenue
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Monday - Friday :
Saturday - Sunday :

About our service

Harrow Community Mental Health Service offers a safe place for people experiencing mental illness, where they can receive recovery based support.  We offer one to one support and a range of therapeutic groups.

We meet at various Mental Health ‘Hubs’ around Harrow, and work collaboratively with other mental health services towards an integrated multi-agency approach for the benefit of the people we support.    

We offer structured support to service users based around a Recovery Plan, using a range of interventions including one to one recovery focused support sessions, and a number of therapeutic groups. All support is targeted at building greater independence for the people we support and working towards recovery plan goals. 

We can support clients for between 3-6 months, with regular recovery plan reviews. 

We also offer a ‘drop in’ support service once a week, for anybody with concerns about mental health and who may need more information, advice and guidance on what mental health services are available across Harrow and how to access them. 

How to refer and access support

Referrals should ideally be made by a GP or other professional already working with/supporting you, and should preferably be made direct to the following e mail address - harrowcommunity@rethink.org .

You can also call us for an initial phone call for a discussion on 0208 427 7669 or 07467 712 235

You can download our referral form and publicity materials here


What support do we offer?

One to One support

Working with a dedicated Mental Health Recovery Worker, you will receive support to work towards your recovery goals on a detailed and structured Recovery Plan, to build confidence and greater independence, so you can progress with your life in the way you want and achieve your potential.

Group Work

We offer a number of recovery focused therapeutic groups such as cognitive behavioural therapy support groups, music therapy, meditation/mindfulness and physical exercise groups with a qualified gym instructor.

Drop In Service

Anyone can attend these drop-ins at any time so they are accessible to everyone. We run two drop in sessions a week.

Staff Support Drop In - Drop in and access support from staff to ask for help to access other service, to initiate re-referral to the Bridge or to understand correspondence e.g. benefits letters. The drop-in to access 121 support from staff is on Thursday’s from 2pm-4pm.

Peer and Networking Drop-in - Drop in to come together to access peer support and network with others by being able to come to the Bridge during a set time period on a particular day. This group drop-in is on Fridays 10.00-11.30am. This drop in session should give people a place where they can come and be with
others in a safe environment to help reduce social isolation.

Outreach support

Outreach support is support delivered by Mental Health Recovery workers externally across the community of Harrow, supporting clients in their homes, and with any housing/accommodation issues, welfare benefit issues and referrals to any other necessary social services to enable clients to live more independently, and manage their mental health more effectively. 

Peer/Volunteer Led Support Groups

We also have a number of Peer/Volunteer led support groups including Music Therapy, Family and Friends/Carers groups. Peer Led Groups which will grow and develop over time so that more peer led groups are available - these can be accessed by anyone at any time.  


What do you think of us?

Friends & Family Test

We really value the feedback of people who come into contact with our service.

You can visit this link to complete one quick question anonymously to let us know your views.

Select “London” from the Region drop down box and then select 'The Bridge – Harrow’ to enter your feedback.

Alternatively you can give us feedback by

  • calling us on 07467712235
  • emailing us at harrowcommunity@rethink.org
  • speaking to one of our team in a group or 121 support session
  • making a complaint on our website here