This is a guide for mental health staff, which aims to support the development of a focus on recovery within our services. It provides different ideas for working with service users in a recovery oriented fashion.
It is written on the basis of two beliefs:
• First, recovery is something worked towards and experienced by the person with mental illness. It is not something services can do to the person. The contribution of staff is to support the person in their journey towards recovery.
• Second, the journey of recovery is individual. The best way of supporting an individual’s recovery will vary from person to person.