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Recovery from mental ill-health is a diverse personal and social experience.

Our approaches to recovery

These are the theoretical frames on recovery that inform our work with clients and families and carers.


Mind youth services framework (PDF, 2.93MB) - This document describes the guiding principles behind Mind’s provision of youth services. 

Mind’s approach to working with families and carers (PDF, 7.8MB) - Family centred and inclusive practice, where families and carers are seen as partners in care, is central to modern mental health policy, practice and service delivery. Mind works with carers as partners in care, but also responds to the impact of mental ill-health on the wellbeing of families and carers in their own right.  

Mind's approach to recovery oriented practice (PDF, 2.9MB) - This document offers a contemporary statement of Mind's approach to recovery describing five key principles.

Theoretical Approaches underpinning the Mind Youth Residential Rehabilitation model (PDF, 147 KB) - Mind’s Youth Residential Rehabilitation (YRR) service model is grounded in the empirical work that documents the unique needs of young people and the imperative for systems change. Emerging research documents a significant rise over the past 25 years in emotional and behavioural difficulties among adolescents.

Establishment of the Mind Recovery College (PDF, 285 KB) - The aim of this paper is to provide the relevant background information for the establishment of a recovery college and some of the issues to be considered in developing the model within an Australian context.

Enhancing Mind's Consumer Engagement: a framework for action (PDF, 446 KB) - Mind has a sustained commitment to consumer engagement. This document outlines a framework to guide the development of strategies to promote consumer engagement consistent with the key priorities outlined in the Strategic Plan.

Mind's Research and Evaluation Framework (PDF, 5 MB) - Mind is committed to improving the quality and effectiveness of its services to consumers. It is also committed to influencing the public policy and community attitudes which impact on the wellbeing and status of people facing serious mental health related challenges. This document outlines Mind's Research and Evaluation framework.

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