Principles of Recovery Services

Recovery Services is based on the ideology that the consumer is the focus of their ‘Recovery Journey’. Stemming from the Mental Health Recovery Model that the individual should have the right to primary control over their own care and journey, the ‘Recovery Chart’ explores the links and connections of services and the wider community and the impact that has on an individual’s recovery.

Principles of Recovery

Recovery Services also works towards the National Mental Health Service Standards to ensure that services are being delivered in a way that support the recovery journey of the individual. There are 6 principles that are key for recovery oriented practices.

1. Uniqueness of the Individual

Recognising that recovery isn't necessarily about a cure but about opportunities for choice and empowering in individual so they recognise that they have choice and are the centre of the care they receive. 

2. Real Choices 

Support and empower individuals to make their own choices about how they want to live their life, support individuals to take responsibility for their lives and make the most of new opportunities.

3. Attitudes and Rights

Promote and protect individual's legal and human rights. 

4. Dignity and Respect

Being courteous, respectful and honest in all interactions. Challenge discrimination and stigma wherever it exists within services and the broader community.

5. Partnership and Communication

Assisting in building partnerships with individuals and their carers to provide support in a way that makes sense to them.

6. Evaluating Recovery

Ensure continuous evaluation of recovery based practice at several levels, support individuals to track their own progress.

 This information was referenced from the National Standards for Mental Health Services 2010.