Anyone can have mental health problems but with the right support people can and do recover. Recovery means being able to live a good life, as defined by the person, with or without symptoms.
Recovery is a journey into wellbeing by building resilience to be able to live a meaningful and satisfying life. It is about having control over your own life and learning how to manage symptoms in a different, more positive way to restore choices, dignity and self-esteem.
Recovery is based on the principals of:
- Hope – You can make the difference to your own well being
- Self Advocacy – You can tell people about your own well being and what works for you
- Personal Responsibility – You can take control of your own well being
- Education – You can learn about who you are so you can make choices about your own life
- Support – You can choose the best support for you
The people that we support tell us that recovery for them is:
- A very personal experience
- A journey for some that can have ups and downs
- About what you can do, not what you can’t
- Not always easy or straight forward but well worth it