Support Time and Recovery (STR) Workers

Coronavirus (COVID-19): change to service

On advice from the government regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), some services have changed. Find the latest information and advice about our services for vulnerable adults in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

See further information about changes to services.

A successful recovery from mental illness is achievable. Working with your support time and recovery (STR) worker you will be helped to achieve what you want to do, both in your home and in the community. Coming from different walks of life and backgrounds, STR workers are existing and former service users who will work with you to build your confidence, increase your ability to cope, promoting your recovery.

If you are in touch with the Poole Community Mental Health Team, contact your care co-ordinator or lead professional if you wish to discuss whether referral to a STR worker is right for you.

STR workers are there to:

  • listen, without judging
  • provide support to promote recovery to keep you in your own environment
  • have your needs at the forefront of all actions
  • assist the community mental health team care co-ordinator to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care plans
  • offer help of a practical nature, for example joining you when going out walking or cycling; starting a new hobby; getting into paid or voluntary work

For a leaflet please contact our Adult Social Care Contact Centre on 01202 123654 or the Poole Community Mental Health Team at Alderney Hospital on 01202 305062, fax 01202 718768.

Page last updated: 29 January 2021
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