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Education, Research & Tidal Model of Mental

Practice: Health Recovery

By: Phil Barker
-The Tidal Model was developed and
introduced between 1995-1997.

-Newcastle, England implemented the

Model 1998 was adopted nationwide

-Mental health program for inpatient

and outpatient services

-Person-centered model of health care


-Strength based and empowering care

through relationship

A philosophical
approach to the Tidal Model of
discovery of Mental Health
mental health. Recovery
By: Phil Barker

Tidal Model of
Mental Health Speakers: Becky, Obe, Wendie, &
Recovery Claudia
By: Phil Barker
Four Major Starting point
1. Mental health care

2. Change among people

3. Use of personal power

4. Strong bonding between the

nurse and the person

How it relates to domain- nursing

Background: 1. Nursing is being with people

2. Nursing is caring for people
o Phil Barker was born in Scotland by
the sea and was inspired by water. Three domains: A model of the person
o He was a painter and sculptor, and Domain- A place where the person lives or
experiences or acts out aspects of private or
then became a psychiatric nurse.
public life.
Focused on resilience and integrity of
people affected by mental distress.
Change is inevitable
1. Self Domain
o Viewed nursing as the craft of
because change is 2. World Domain
3. Others Domain
o Was a Professor of Psychiatric Nursing
Practice at the University of Newcastle
in 1993 and began developing the
Water- A Metaphor
Tidal Model. Life is a journey
Theoretical Sources: Ten Tidal Commitments: taken on an ocean of
o It is a reconceptualization of mental
health problems as being human,
Value the voice
Respect the language
rather than psychological, social, or
physical. 3. Develop genuine curiosity
Six Guiding principles:
4. Become the apprentice
1. Virtue of curiosity
o Seeks to resolve problems and 5. Use the available toolkit 2. Power of resourcefulness
promote mental health through 6. Craft the step beyond 3. Perons wishes
narrative approaches. 7. Give the gift of time 4. Paradox of crisis
8. Reveal personal wisdom 5. Belong to the person
o It is a philosophical approach to
recovery of mental health, not a model 9. Know that change is constant 6. Pursing elegance
of care or treatment of mental illness. 10. Be transparent