Mental Health – Recovery
Recovery Orientated PracticeRecovery-oriented practice encapsulates mental health care that:
- recognises and embraces the possibilities for recovery and wellbeing created by the inherent strength and capacity of all people experiencing mental health issues
- maximises self-determination and self-management of mental health and wellbeing
- assists families to understand the challenges and opportunities arising from their family member’s experiences.
National Recovery Guidelines
- National Framework for Recovery-Orientated Mental Health Services —https://www1.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/mental-pubs-n-recovfra]
- Consumer and Carer – Quick Guide to Recovery Principles
Mental Health Commission
- Plan for mental health and wellbeing reform: https://www.qmhc.qld.gov.au/topics/mental-health-wellbeing
- Strategies for preventing and reducing the impact of mental illness: https://www.qmhc.qld.gov.au/topics/mental-illness
Queensland Health – Mental Health Service Resources
- Consumer Carer and Family Participation Framework – (Part A – Background, consultation, principles and definitions, pdf)
- Implementation Framework– (Part B, pdf)
- Self-Assessment Template – Consumer, Carer and Family Participation (Part C, pdf)
- Participation Resources– (Part D, pdf)
Recovery Reflection QuestionsThese ‘reflective questions’ provide consumers and carers with a recovery principles approach to ensure that mental health services facilitate their recovery journey.
1. Uniqueness of the individual
- Do I feel supported to build on my unique strengths and promote self-responsibility?
- Do I feel supported with my physical health needs and overall wellbeing?
- Are staff sensitive to my cultural, religious and social needs?
- Am I given the opportunity to discuss my experience of trauma?
2. Real choices
- Am I provided with sufficient information to make informed choices about care and treatment, and future planning?
- Does the service facilitate opportunities where I can discuss very difficult choices?
- Does the service try to understand difficult choices from my perspective?
3. Attitudes and rights
- Are my legal and human rights advised, respected and promoted?
- Does the service at all times convey an attitude of respect for me and a desire for an equal partnership in working together?
4. Dignity and respect
- Do I feel welcomed to the service, and continue to feel welcomed?
- Does the service make the environment physically and emotionally safe for me?
- Does the service listen to, and support me with my recovery goals?
5. Partnership and communication
- Does the service proactively involve and inform me of all aspects of care planning and treatment with a recovery focus?
- Am I proactively linked with other services and supports to help me achieve my recovery goals?
6. Evaluating recovery
- Am I involved in the review of my recovery goals?
- Does the service evaluate my recovery outcomes and use them to drive service quality improvement?