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. 

Forest Close and CERT have an updated referral form which should replace all old referral forms. To match, they both have a new email address:

All referrals from August onwards should be sent to the new email addresses above for a timely review and consideration.


Forest Close is accessible on foot, by a number of public transport routes, there are railings to park a bicycle or there is also a car park on-site. If you choose to drive, please leave plenty of time to find a space. You can plan your route on Google Maps here.

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. 

There is flexibility around meal times with self catering encouraged and supported but a cooked meal is provided at 5.30pm.

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 here.

Sharing your feedback on Care Opinion

Care Opinion is an independent organisation that gives you the chance share your experience of using our services, to help us make changes that benefit everyone. 

We want you to share honest feedback about our services. Good or bad we want to hear what you think. 

You can choose how much detail you want to go into about your personal story, but if there’s anything we could improve on we want to know. 

You can give feedback by filling in the form below.

Forest Close staff members

Contact us

Clinical Nurse Manager: Julie Smalley
0114 2716098
0114 2716996 (Fax)


1-4 Forest Close
S35 0JW
United Kingdom

Operating hours

Monday to Friday: 6pm to 8pm - we aren't taking visitors during the day so that we can run meaningful activities, unless visits have been agreed for a specific purpose
Weekends: 10am to 8pm

We ask all visits to be arranged in advance due to limited visitor space.

Service CQC rating

Overall Trust CQC rating