RECOVERY FROM MENTAL ILLNESS

The National Framework for Recovery in Mental Health
has highlighted five recovery processes comprising:
Connectedness: Having social connection in one’s life,
feeling part of the community rather than being isolated
from it through illness.
Hope and optimism about the future: Having a belief
that life can and will get better.
Identity: Having identities in life beyond mental ill-health
and overcoming stigma.
Meaning and purpose in life: Having meaningful roles,
goals, building on strengths and skills to have fulfilling
and esteem building activities in life.
Empowerment: Having the information, choices and
confidence to make informed decisions for one’s own life.
This links in with CHIME*: Five key ingredients of recovery
in the Middle Routine Book.