Recovery: A Journey Of Self-Determination, Responsibiltiy And Discovery

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Authors: Paula Hanlon and Douglas Holmes, NSW

Year: 2005

Event: 2005 TheMHS Conference

Subject: consumers

Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers

ISBN: 0975765310

Abstract: Recovery, who’s really responsible? The authors suggest a move from the traditional maintenance model of care to an empowering process of self determination and self responsibility. The mental health recovery journey is illustrated in an analogy of a bus trip, a holiday with similar planning, supports and rights and responsibility issues. In addition, the article will provide a summary of comments from workshop participants on pre and post evaluations, their views on recovery and recovery based mental health service and requirements of effective care planning. The vision of the authors is highlighted in the quote from the United States New Freedom Commission of 2003: “A future when everyone labelled with mental illness will recover and to do so care must focus on increasing the consumers’ ability to successfully cope with life’s challenges… not just on managing symptoms”. It is our hope that we all learn to trust our dreams and so dare to dream…

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