More information about recovery
Good quality information gives us a deeper understanding of ourselves and helps make sense of the world around us.
Knowledge gives meaning to our experience and builds the courage to meet our peers and break boundaries.
Telling our stories help us realise how far we have come, celebrate our successes, build resilience and plan for a brighter future. Connecting with others and sharing their experiences gives our students exposure to different ways of seeing the world, new ways of talking and thinking about their experiences that can expand horizons and renew a passion for life.
We respect the fact that we are all individuals who make sense of things in different ways. At CNWL Recovery & Wellbeing College, we know that telling your story has the power to inspire and connect people, making them feel like part of a wider community.
Living with a mental health difficulty means there are times when a lot of help or support from others is needed, but we must always remember that recovery comes from within us and we can be the expert on our own lives.
We hope that at CNWL Recovery & Wellbeing College you will find knowledge and fellow travellers that will support you not only to survive but to thrive.
If you are interested in the policy and thinking behind the recovery college approach, the following articles will be useful:
- CNWL - Why a recovery college?
Rachel Perkins' paper on the benefits of the recovery college approach
- Centre for Mental Health: (Briefing 47) Barriers to Employment
Identifies the main barriers to employment, what we know about which interventions work, gaps in evidence-based interventions and what might be tested to develop that evidence
- British Journal of Occupational Therapy: Facilitators and barriers to living with psychosis
A summary of research undertaken to deepen understanding of what is helpful to people who have experienced psychosis, in order to facilitate best practice in mental health services
- "Recovery in a Nutshell"
Leading recovery psychiatrist, Glenn Roberts, sums up recovery ideas and considers their implications for future services
- Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health: Making Recovery a Reality
Policy paper presenting some of the key ideas around recovery and examining their implications for the delivery of mental health services.
- Recovery and the Conspiracy of Hope
An enlightening personal account of an individual’s recovery journey by Patricia Deegan, one of the pioneers of the recovery approach
Phone: 020 3214 5686
Recovery and Hope
A collection of personal stories from students and trainers at CNWL Recovery & Wellbeing College
Download Recovery and Hope booklet (opens PDF)