Authors: Helen Glover, QLD
Event: 2004 TheMHS Conference
Subject: Recovery, service,
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: The word ‘recovery’ has started to be used freely within mental health services and as such has created many misconceptions and much confusion as to what is fully understood by the term. Many services claim they offer a ‘recovery focused’ service without fundamentally changing the service they offer. It is becoming more widely accepted that people have the capacity to recover from mental health difficulties but what the mental health service’s role in facilitating this process is less clear. Recovery practice is not simply tacking on or renaming a service to what we currently provide but to provide everything we currently do in a fundamental different manner. This paper addresses the work roles in recovery both for an individual who experience mental illness and for the people and services that support people’s recovery processes. It draws on some of the work of the presenter in attempts to change systems of care towards a stronger recovery orientation.
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