Innovation in Recovery and Social Inclusion Theory and Practice 7WHS0017


Unit 1.2 What Facilitates Recovery?

Module Overview / Unit 1.2 / Session 1



Welcome to Unit 2. The aim of this unit is for us to gain an understanding of how mental health services can impact on a person’s identity. Not the diagnosis itself, but the inherent expectations that come with the diagnosis. Recovery entails reclaiming an identity from that of ‘patient’, to a person with hope and the potential for fulfilment in the future. People with lived experience emphasise the importance of self identity in the recovery process;

Once you and the illness become one, then there is no one left inside of you to take on the work of recovery, of healing, of rebuilding the life you want to live

Andresen et al 2004 p. 590.

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