Coronavirus - changes to this service

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak we have made changes to visiting arrangements to Forest Close. To find out more please visit

Forest Close is a mental health inpatient rehabilitation unit for adults living in Sheffield.

Our aim is to provide care to people with severe and enduring mental health needs who require support to aid their recovery.

We work alongside each of our service users and encourage them to build on their strengths and improve their quality of life to a point where they are confident enough to be discharged or maintain their level of recovery at Forest Close. 

Service users have access to a range of professionals based at Forest Close, including Nurses, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists and a Music Therapist.  

The team share their expertise and experience to provide the very best care to our service users.

Forest Close serves the whole of the city and works closely with teams across Sheffield, including the Community Enhancing Recovery Team. 

The average length of stay at Forest Close is between 12 and 18 months. 


There is a free car park on-site at Forest Close, as well as some on-street parking. If you’re visiting us please ensure leave plenty of time to find a space.  

All of our service users have access to laundry facilities, a cashier service and lockable storage. 

We do recommend that service users do not bring high value items such as laptops or tablets into Forest Close, and do so at their own risk.

Visiting hours

Visiting times at Forest Close are flexible and can take place, following discussion with the team, between the hours of 10am and 8pm. 

Meal times are protected and we ask visitors not to visit between 12pm and 1pm, and 4pm to 4pm.  

Children may visit Forest Close, however, special arrangements must be made with the team prior to any visit and children must be supervised at all times by an accompanying adult.

How is the service accessed?

We accept referrals for adults aged 18 and over who have a diagnosis of a severe or enduring mental health illness who have ongoing personal or social difficulties and require 24 hours care that cannot be provided in a ward environment or at home. 

Referrals are accepted from acute psychiatric services, specialist secure units, community mental health teams and specialist community teams. 

We do not accept self-referrals. 

You can take a look at the service eligibility and selection criteria by clicking here


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