Mind supports personal recovery and promotes well-being.
Recovery is often described as a journey of personal discovery which includes new learning on how to live well.
Literature about Recovery
Below are links to further information about Recovery, including Government policy documents.
On Mind's Model of Recovery Oriented Practice 2012
Reflections by Robyn Callaghan on Mind's Model of Recovery Oriented Practice. This is the edited text of a speech delivered in November 2012. Click here to download.
Mind's Model of Recovery Oriented Practice 2012
This document provides a contemporary statement of Mind's approach to recovery oriented practice. Click here to download.
Victorian Government: Framework for recovery –oriented practice
“The Framework for recovery-oriented practice explicitly identifies the principles, capabilities, practices and leadership that should underpin the work of the Victorian specialist mental health workforce.” Click here to download.
South Australia Government: Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy
South Australia’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy provides a framework for the promotion of good mental health and wellbeing in our community and the ongoing reform of our mental health care system. Click here to download.
Recovery and the conspiracy of Hope: a lecture by Patricia Deegan
www.patdeegan.com/pat-deegan/lectures/conspiracy-of-hope In this seminal paper by Pat Deegan, she describes her own personal journey of recovery, and raises issues about “hope-filled environments”.
Recovery from mental disorders: a lecture by Patricia Deegan
Patricia Deegan PhD is a psychologist and researcher. She was diagnosed with schizophrenia as a teenager. For years, Patricia has worked with people with mental disorders in various ways, to help them get better and lead rewarding lives. 4 minutes video www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhK-7DkWaKE
Daniel Fisher, Director of the National Empowerment Centre
talking about the role of hopefulness in recovery in a 9 minute video. www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=RXmNEEpBXcs
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
Issues for the previous year are only available to subscribers. Editions published more than 12 months ago, are available for reading and printing. An excellent collection of articles covering a wide range of topics related to recovery-oriented service delivery. www.bu.edu/cpr/prj/index.html
100 ways to support recovery: a guide for mental health professionals
Written by Mike Slade, and published by Rethink in the UK, this book presents suggestions for ways mental health staff can support the recovery of an individual with mental illness.The suggestions for support may also provide useful information for families and friends of people experiencing mental health challenges.Click here to download.
Unravelling Psychosocial Disability
National mental health Consumer and Carer Forum, 2011. An overview of psychosocial disability, its impact and recommendations for appropriate support for both people with psychosocial disability and their families and carers. Click here to download.
Recovery from serious Mental Illnesses
As a way to spread awareness of the reality of recovery, the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation has produced a one-page fact sheet designed for distribution to the general public. Also contains a list of resources provides opportunity for a reader to further explore additional information on their own and at their own pace. www.bu.edu/cpr/resources/factsheets/
Making Recovery a Reality
Recovery turns mental health services' priorities on their heads. Traditional services wait until a person's illness is cured before helping them to get their life back. Recovery-focused services aim from day one to help people to build a life for themselves. The medical care they give is in support of that bigger purpose. This English paper looks at the principles of recovery, the skills required and obstacles to implementing recovery-orientated practice. Click here to download.
Recovery meanings and measures
NZ Commission for Health, Oct 2011. “This report is part of the initial work to clarify the concept of recovery and describe different systemic recovery measures. We hope it is a useful resource for those working in mental health and addiction to help them clarify the concept of recovery and give them ideas of how to ensure that the services they provide are focussed on recovery.” Click here to download a copy of the report.