Mental Health Intensive Recovery Service (MHIR) (City)

We provide short term intensive support to allow people with mental health problems to remain at home, who would otherwise be at risk of being admitted to hospital or other care settings. 

Visits from support workers can be up to four times a day to promote independent living. We provide support from nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, assistant practitioners and support workers.

Our support is for older people with a functional mental illness and people of any age with a diagnosis of dementia.


Service opening hours

Our hours are between 7am and 10pm, 7 days a week.


Accessing our service

Patients must have a GP in Nottingham City and be aged 65 or over with mental health difficulties. We also see patients of any age with working age dementia.

Find out more about our service by reading this information leaflet.

Paid visitor parking is available on site. Some spaces have been designated for use by blue badge holders.


Contact us

Underwood House, Highbury Hospital, Highbury Road, Bulwell, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG6 9DR
Telephone: 0115 8760185


Help in a crisis

Outside of office hours please contact your GP service, NHS 111, or in an emergency go to your local Accident and Emergency (A&E) department.


Support groups

  • Alzheimer's Society - helpline number: 0300 222 1122 or use the Live Online Advice service for dementia information and support
  • Samaritans - 24 hour, confidential, emotional support for anyone in crisis. Telephone: 08457 90 90 90
  • SANE - practical help, emotional support and specialist information for people affected by mental health problems, their family, friends and carers. Helpline: 0845 767 8000 (1pm – 11pm). SANEmail: Support Forum:
  • No Panic- helpline, advice, counselling and self-help for people who experience anxiety, panic attacks, phobias or compulsive disorders. Free phone: 0808 808 0545 (10am – 10pm every day)


Information for health professionals

How to refer someone to this service

Referrals are via the main office telephone number 0115 8760185.

Lead clinician

Jacquie Hinds

Service commissioned by

Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group