Mental Health Recovery
The idea of recovery was created by, and for, people with mental illness to describe their own experiences and journeys beyond just a mental health diagnosis.
The guiding principle in recovery is the belief that is possible for anyone to have a meaningful life despite experiencing a mental health condition. It emphasises that while someone may not have full control over their symptoms, they can have control over their life. It is not about ‘getting rid’ of symptoms – it is a journey rather than a destination. It is a process of improving wellbeing, living a self-directed life where you are in control, and striving to reach your full potential.