“As opening something locked”: Two focus groups consisting of members of crisis resolution and home treatment teams (CRHT members) were interviewed stepwise concerning their understanding of the concept of hope. Using a phenomenological hermeneutical method of interpretation we found that they understand hope as opening something locked and as enabling new mobility in and for the patient. This mobility may be found inside the patient or it may be brought to the patient by the CRHT members. Both negotiate the responsibility of keeping mobility alive. To create new mobility is a substantial part of the help given by CRHT members. Hope is thus an example of how CRHT teams develop both a new clinical practice and a new vocabulary as they work in a different context from traditional in-house mental health care. Talking about hope allows patients to envision new possibilities as a first move to get unstuck.