Mental Health 101
Supporting mental health and recovery
The recovery model refers to both the lived experiences of optimism, empowerment and social support, and to the creation of positive, recovery-oriented services (Warner, 2010):
For many of us experiencing mental health problems, recovery—the practice, the philosophy, and the hard work—is not just a word, but an actual process. Recovery is made possible by having a safe space to be ourselves, and to find friends, family and peers who know and understand our experiences; it's nurtured when our voices are heard, and we get to speak our stories of courage and resilience. Recovery is about hope.