so it seems an appropriate time to share this….
one hundred ways to support recovery
… find link to pdf at bottom of this post
rethink.org is the biggest membership-based mental health charity in UK.
The name reflects what they did – shifting their own orientation and approach from one of maintaining people in their sickness to helping people recover and changing health systems so that people can expect to recover.
You can do that too.
rethink.org published this guide to share ideas with the world how each of us can take simple actions to help build a world in which recovery happens more often.
For workers. if you are a mental health worker, or maybe a volunteer wanting to develop your strengths you might find some ideas how you can better support others in their recovery.
If you live with mental health difficulties and have a worker who could use some ideas, try showing this to them – it may give them some ideas for changes they can make in how they do things.
For everybody – this is not an inventory or checklist or a gert list of shoulds – ticking all the boxes, striking more committees, kidding ourselves we are “recovery oriented” is not recovery and supports nothing that is useful or healing. That is actually a very reliable to make yourself and everyone else pretty sad, sorry and sick.
Likely we can all find at least one out of the one hundred ideas here that we can choose, we can work on, do a little better, and focus on that…. and when we get good at that we can choose another…
Recovery is a choice I get to make 10,000 times each day.
Supporting recovery is a choice too – yours.
100 ways to support recovery
here’s to the next hundred…
- Psychiatry not the only answer to mental health issues (recoverynetworktoronto.wordpress.com)
- Recovery Without Medication (recoverynetworktoronto.wordpress.com)
- mental illness system (recoverynetworktoronto.wordpress.com)
- Paddy McGowan: Recovery – time for a change (recoverynetworktoronto.wordpress.com)
- Who better to guide the ‘walking wounded’ than someone who’s been there? (recoverynetworktoronto.wordpress.com)