In mental health, recovery does not always mean the process of complete recovery from a mental health difficulty in the way that we may recover from a physical health problem.

For many people, recovery is about staying in control of their lives despite experiencing a mental health challenge. Putting recovery into action means focusing on supporting recovery and building resilience, not just on treating or managing symptoms.

There is no single definition of the concept of recovery for people with mental health difficulties but the guiding principle is hope – the belief that it is possible for someone to live a meaningful life.

Our Wellbeing Academy staff will all use the Recovery Model in their approach. The Recovery Model aims to help people experiencing mental health challenges to look beyond survival and existence. It encourages people to move forward, set new goals and develop relationships that give their lives greater meaning.