Why Recovery?

Recovery means ‘building a meaningful and satisfying life, as defined by the person themselves, whether or not there are ongoing or recurring symptoms or problems’ Making Recovery a Reality.

The paper Social Inclusion in Mental Health provides a good summary of approaches to promote inclusion from an individual, organisation and community perspective.

There is emerging evidence of an economic case for recovery-focused interventions for schizophrenia and recovery oriented programmes including peer support and recovery colleges.

Useful resources for recovery are provided by the Centre for Mental Health and IMROC.