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Recovery, Public Mental Health and Wellbeing

23 / 10 / 2012

Recovery is concerned with living a life beyond illness. Whilst the ideas of recovery and recovery-orientated practice have the potential to transform mental health services, a whole range of resources and opportunities that can support quality of life, full citizenship and human rights for people with mental health problems needs to be looked at.

Local councils and the new Health and Wellbeing Boards can support the commissioning of recovery-oriented services, as well as promoting good mental health and wellbeing in communities

Recovery, Public Mental Health and Wellbeing outlines the ways in which Health and Wellbeing Boards can influence commissioning to promote and protect mental wellbeing and support Recovery. 

The paper sets out the steps that health care providers, those using or working in mental health services, voluntary groups, commissioners of services, Health and Wellbeing Boards, and those working in Public Health can take to support Recovery.

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