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Oct MailOut

Oct MailOut

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Published by Philip Edwards
This is the October MailOut
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Published by: Philip Edwards on Sep 27, 2011
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 Hi everyone
Welcome to this Sefyll ‗Extra‘ mail
-out.We have lots of opportunities for service users toget involved and share their expertise in variousgroups so please get in touch if you are interested.We provide ongoing training and support to helpyou in your role.
ContentsWhat is Recovery?Recovery Implementation GroupsThe Mental Health CharterEating Disorders Service
 
Training Opportunities
 Intro to Welsh PoliticsRecoveryMental Health and Housing Group
For more info please contact Sefyll on 029 20222000 or sefyll@cvmhdp.org.uk
 
What is Recovery?
The term ‗Recovery‘ has no one commonly agreed
definition.
 
Mind describes Recovery as:
 ―
The uniquely personal and ongoing act of claimingand gaining the capacity to take control of life that is personally meaningful and satisfying, withopportunities to perceive her/ himself as a valued citizen. The person may develop and usetheir self-determination to grow 
… and thrive, despite the
 presence of the limitations and challenges invited and imposed by distress, its treatment and the personal and environmental 
understandings made of them.” 
People with mental health problems have describedit in several ways:
“Recovery is not the same thing as being cured.
Recovery is a process not an endpoint or adestination. Recovery is an attitude, a way of 
approaching the day and facing the challenges.” (P 
E Deegan)
Recovery..
. is about what was lost: rights, roles,responsibilities, decisions, potential and support. It is not about symptom elimination, but about what an individual wants, how s/he can get there and how others can support them to get there. It is
 
about rekindling hope for a productive present and a rewarding future and believing that one deserves
it.” (Curtis, 1998)
The Recovery model focuses on potential, strengthsand interests not on limitations. It is a holisticmodel which looks at the whole person not justtheir illness and symptoms. Working within aRecovery model in Cardiff and the Vale will requirechanges in attitude from both service users andprofessionals:
 ―
Service users have to be prepared to step out of the 'sick role' and start to regard themselves asautonomous people with the capacity to comethrough a period of mental distress and developtheir individuality, self awareness and self acceptance.Professionals need also to look at people's potential, and tostop being managers and start being facilitators. They need tostart looking first at people's potential for development rather than at how their mental 
distress may restrict their lives”.
 
Mind

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