National Policy

A recovery-oriented, cross-governmental approach emphasising housing, employment and education has been at the core of mental health policy for over a decade New Horizons, Equity and Excellence Liberating the NHS and Mental Health and Work.

The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health emphasises the experiences of people who use services and the importance of housing, employment and the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships. Key recovery-based initiatives include Personal Budgets and Individual Placement Support. Plans for expanding Individual Placement Support are provided in Implementing the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health and NHS Operational Planning and Contracting Guidance 2017-19.

Extensive guidance on a recovery-based approach to organisational development including recovery colleges, peer workers and engaging staff with lived experience is provided by ImROC.