Intensive Home Treatment Team (IHTT)

We provide specialist assessment, active therapy, treatment and the opportunity for recovery to older people with a mental health problem.

Our team gives people the choice and ability to live as independently as possible. We believe people experiencing mental health problems are entitled to the highest quality care.

We deliver our service in people's own homes and we make every effort to prevent unnecessary admission to hospital or residential care.

Accessing our service

The service provides support under the following eligibility criteria:

  • The patient must have a GP in the area the service is being delivered. 
  • Be aged 65 or over with mental health difficulties
  • The service also sees patients of any age with working age dementia
  • People living alone who are at risk of self-neglect or are a danger to themselves or others
  • People who live with their carers and are under extreme stress
  • People in secondary, respite and residential care who could return home given an intensive period of support

Service opening hours

The service is provided in patient's own homes between 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Contact us

The teams are located across the following areas:

Tel: 01909 498361

Mansfield and Ashfield
Tel: 01623 484830

Tel: 0115 952 9491

Tel: 0115 956 0814

Newark and Sherwood
Tel: 0115 876 0149

Tel: 0115 969 1300
Ext: 14687

Tel: 0115 876 0185

Support groups

Alzheimer's Society

Contact the Alzheimer Society helpline: 0300 222 1122 or the Live Online Advice Service for dementia information and support.


The Samaritans

The Samaritans provide 24 hour, confidential, emotional support for anyone in crisis. Telephone:116 123 (24 hours).



SANE services provide practical help, emotional support and specialist information to individuals affected by mental health problems, their family, friends and carers.
Helpline: 0845 767 8000 (1pm – 11pm).

Support Forum:


No Panic

Helpline, advice, counselling and self-help for people who experience anxiety, panic attacks, phobias or compulsive disorders.
Freephone: 0808 808 0545 (10.00 a.m – 10.00 p.m every day).

NHS 111

Crisis Nottingham County South 0300 123 2901 

The silver line 0800 4 70 80 90


Information for health professionals

To refer a patient to the Intensive Recovery Intervention Service (IRIS) please call the service for the relevant locality from the contact us section.


Service commissioned by

Local Clinical Commissioning Groups



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