Psychiatric rehabilitation has been carried out in View Road Hospital since 1975. The training and programmes have been developed over the years and are now individualised according to each patient's abilities, handicaps and needs. The various steps in rehabilitation are outlined. The emphasis in View Road Hospital is on work rehabilitation and social functioning so that the patient can adapt to outside life. Its success is reflected in the Day Release Scheme. Of the 250 patients in View Road Hospital, 92 patients are now on this Day Release Scheme. The majority are young (30-49 age group) and have secondary education. The criteria for this scheme are described.