Archive for the ‘recovery’ Category

The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short,

but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.”


Some people have mixed views on the idea of recovery in mental health. What was once a revolutionary idea from people who were using services, at a time when they were told there could be no recovery from mental distress, has now been taken up by the Department of Health and others who can see that we all need a ‘life beyond illness’. But many of us are frightened that recovery might mean discharge from services before we feel ready, or a loss of benefits and forced return to work.

Recovery focussed services need to be developed as a partnership between everyone involved, including service users and carers. For this to happen, we all need to know about recovery.

Come along to our event on 9th October to find out more. Please see the attached flyer and booking form. Places are free for people working or living in St Helens.


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ImROC – Implementing recovery for organisational change

This exciting national project is making huge differences to mental health services in some parts of the country. Trusts are using education rather than therapy, and are setting up Recovery Education Colleges. They are also employing people with direct experience as peer workers.

Karen has been involved in the project nationally as well as locally, and will give a presentation at the May Forum meeting – see flyer for details – all welcome. Come to the meeting to hear about this project and discuss whether we would like to see such changes locally.

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