Recovery Begins With Hope

New research shows value of embracing recovery to improve mental health services

The relationships between staff and people who use services need to change radically to improve outcomes in mental health services, according to a report published recently by the National School of Government and supported by Centre for Mental Health.

‘Recovery Begins with Hope’, by Su Maddock and Sophy Hallam, finds that implementing recovery in mental health care depends upon radically changing relationships between staff and people who use services, and the status of patients in making decisions about the support they get.

The study provides evidence of how two NHS mental health trusts, one in London and the other in Devon, have embarked on implementing recovery throughout adult mental health services. It shows that the recovery approach is based on three key principles – hope, control, and opportunities – and that successful implementation demands a radical change in staff attitudes to mental illness and to those experiencing it.

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