Authors: Tanya Kennard, Kevin Macken, Owen Stephenson
Event: 2001 TheMHS Conference
Subject: book of proceedings, Consumer Roles, Advocacy, tHE CHALLENGES OF COLLABORATION, CONSUMER COLLABORATION, RECOVERY CONSUMER PARTICIPATION COLLABORATION REALITIES
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: Recovery has become the guiding vision for the future of Mental Health Services as prioritised in the 'Blue print for mental health services' (working document 1997).
Consumers and two mental health professionals from the Waikato region where privileged enough to under go two intensive training block as 'Recovery trainers' by Laurie Curtis a well known and respected American Mental Health Consultant, who specialises in the area of Recovery.
Following a period of debate and negotiation, Health Waikato embraced the commitment to implementing 'Recovery training' for its entire Adult Mental Health staff.
This paper will briefly outline the contents of the training, but will specifically focus on dynamics involved in the detailed process of displaying collaboration between Health Waikato and NGO consumer groups and 'independent consumers'.