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O'Hagan, Mary 200103 "Recovery Competencies for New Zealand Mental Health Workers," Wellington: Mental Health Commission, 91p.

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Recovery’ is defined in the Blueprint as the ability to live well in the presence or absence of one’s mental illness (or whatever people choose to name their experience). Each person with mental illness needs to define for themselves what ‘living well’ means to them. The definition is purposefully a broad one, because the experience of recovery is different for everyone and a range of service models could potentially support recovery.


Recovery happens when people with mental illness take an active role in improving their lives, when communities include people with mental illness, and when mental health services can enable people with mental illness and their communities and families to interact with each other.


Most of the literature on a recovery approach for people with major mental illness comes from the United States and has three main ideological sources. The first is the generic recovery or self-help movement exemplified by ‘The Power of Positive Thinking’, 12-step groups, co-dependency, self-help and new age philosophies. The second source is the mental health service user movement, and its underlying philosophy of human rights and self-determination. The third source is psychiatric rehabilitation with its focus on community integration and overcoming functional limitations.

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