Authors: Debra Rickwood, ACT, Douglas Holmes, NSW, Susan Mitchell, SA
Event: 2005 TheMHS Conference
Subject: prevention in recovery, lived experience
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: This paper considers the role of prevention in recovery. It describes recent work undertaken to develop better understanding of prevention for people who have experienced mental illness, covering three essential aspects of this area: 1) development of a conceptual framework for preventing further episodes of mental illness (the 4As framework: Rickwood, in press-a); 2) the lived experience of prevention in recovery; and 3) recent major program initiatives aimed at supporting prevention for people who have been seriously affected by mental illness.