Authors: Amber Scanlon and Melissa Petrakis, VIC
Event: 2011 TheMHS Conference
Subject: CARERS, FAMILIES, INNOVATION, St Vincent's Mental Health (SVMH)
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: At St Vincent's Mental Health (SVMH) in Melbourne we are committed to a recovery-orientation and accordingly have been engaged in a staged introduction of the Strengths Model, a recovery oriented framework, across each component of our treatment services. Currently, recovery oriented care is being mainstreamed in public mental health services in Australia and elsewhere and is therefore increasingly considered in the literature. Despite this, there is a paucity of research exploring the effectiveness of services promoting recovery from the perspective of consumers and carers of mental health services. As part of a broader evaluation SVMH are trialling the Recovery Self Assessment (RSA) with a group of carers to ascertain the measures utility in an Australian public mental health service in conjunction with the Strengths Model of care.