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Library and Self-help Toolkit
been written about recovery over the years and what we will try to do
on this page is to list some of the articles, documents or brochures available
on the web, either by direct links to the originator's site, or a direct
download from here.
We also include
documents written by those connected with this website which we feel can
help those recovering from mental health issues. Both users and professionals
alike are welcome to access these papers.
Together for Recovery is not liable for the contents of any external internet
sites listed, nor does it endorse any commercial
product or service mentioned.
Articles Written by Service Users, Mental Health Professionals and Academics
|Social Inclusion Planner - is a fully-featured free software package that supports the development of effective plans for social inclusion. It has emerged from the NDT's distinctive training courses on social inclusion, and has been brought to reality with support from the Scottish Executive, North Lanarkshire Council and NHS Lanarkshire
Service Users - A one page guide titled ‘Empowering
service users in your role as a mental health professional/worker'
for Empowering Service Users - A checklist on 'How Workers
Can Empower Service Users', comprising of 10 Do’s and Don’ts
Health and Debt
(3mb) - provides basic advice for health workers on dealing
with this issue
- the line manager's web resource
Recovery - A
National Framework for Learning and Training in Recovery Focused
Recovery Learning Materials
in the Self-help Toolkit
Recovery Action Plan - The Wellness Recovery Action Plan
(WRAP) is a framework with which you can develop an effective approach
to overcoming distressing symptoms, and unhelpful behaviour patterns.
It is a tool with which you can get more control over your problems.
WRAP was originally developed by Mary Ellen Copeland and a group
of mental health service users who wanted to work on their own recovery
– this is what they found worked for them
on Prescription - this scheme is being expanded to more
Libraries and surgeries in the county. The scheme is developed by
the PC Pyschological Treatment Service at Addenbrooke's and Cambridgeshire
us Going - This booklet is for people who have a mental
health problem and for their friends. It looks at the effect of
mental health problems on friendship from both viewpoints and suggests
ways that friends can support each other and keep their friendship
going when times are tough.
Centered Support - a guide for service users produced by
'Shaping Our Lives'
their fortnightly bulletin is available here
from Statutory Bodies
Guiding Statement on Recovery - The National Institute for
Mental Health in England has produced this brief statement, which
aims to set out NIMHE’s emerging view of mental health recovery
in NSF - A Report on a six months Consultancy on the Recovery
Approach for The National Schizophrenia Fellowship. It attempts
to answer the question 'What is Recovery?' The report also identifies
the important messages, outlines the history of Recovery, and details
the potential impact of Recovery for NSF Services
on Stigma - on promoting mental health and ending discrimination
at work. Produced by SHiFT in assocation with the Department of
Health and CSIP
All articles are either in PDF
or Word format.
revised 26 May 2010