Recovery - what does it mean?

“Recovery is about living well.”

“A journey of personal growth and transformation.”

“People with psychiatric diagnosis get well and stay well.”

“Hope, control, opportunities.”

Recovery means different things to different people.  Many of us have our own definition of recovery.  Tell us yours so that we can share them on this page.  Click here to tell us - what does recovery mean to you?

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18 May 2012 - "Finding fulfilment while staying well".

25 Jan 2014 - "To me, recovery means to master one's own mind and have self control - to treat oneself and others with respect and to be free of self-doubt and derogatory self-judgement."

Where can I find out more information about recovery?

Talk to others, especially peers who are on similar paths.  We can all share our experiences and be creative together in finding personal wellness.

On the internet …

Powys DIY Futures is a project that is founded on the principles of recovery and a person centred approach.  Find out more here.

You can download a presentation about recovery prepared by the DIY Futures team here.

Read about the Grand Opening of the Wellness & Recovery Learning Centre at Bronllys Hospital in Powys here.

There is some information about recovery on the Powys County Council website here.

Here are some examples of other websites where you can explore and learn more about recovery, however if you would like some help finding out more please contact our information service:

Inter Voice is working across the world to spread positive and hopeful messages about the experience of hearing voices. If you hear voices, know someone who does or want to find out more about this experience then this site is for you.

Reports and Articles

Can mental health services as we know them really support Recovery?

In this piece, Dr Rachel Perkins OBE asks some challenging questions about the extent to which our current service system is truly fit for purpose when it comes to taking a recovery approach. She goes on to suggest there are strong vested interests in maintaining the status quo but argues that change is necessary to achieve a recovery vision. Rachel writes from the perspective of someone with considerable experience in planning, delivering and being in receipt of mental health services.

Read the article here.

Recovery: a carer’s perspective.

Recovery: a carer’s perspective.  This Centre for Mental Health briefing paper examines what recovery means for the families and friends of people with mental health conditions.  More here

Books...

Also if you are a reader there are many books and articles about recovery.  Here are some examples but again if you would like some help finding out more please contact our information service.

Recovery in Mental Health: Reshaping Scientific and Clinical Responsibilities by Michaela Amering, Margit Schmolke. Free online.

PCCS Books - Publisher of counselling and psychotherapy books and journals

If you have suggestions about other sources of information about recovery that you think we should share, get in touch with jackie.newey(at)pavo.org.uk or call 01686 628 300.

Developing Recovery Colleges

You can find out more information here.

Peers as Partners: How England’s Recovery Learning Colleges Are Changing the Culture.  More here.

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events

Adult Autism (ASD) Training

Monday 22 January 2018

Newtown

Invest in your Health

Monday 22 January 2018

Taster Session - Building Better Health, Ponthafren

Mental Capacity Act & Best Interest Training

Tuesday 23 January 2018

Newtown

Montgomeryshire Local Committee

Tuesday 23 January 2018

Powys Community Health Council

The Bird Company – ‘Barriers’

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Celf-Able, Newtown

Meal Deal (Iranian Menu)

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Ponthafren, Newtown

Creative Space Programme (workshops)

Thursday 25 January 2018

Celf O Gwmpas, Llandrindod Wells

Emerging Proud - Welsh Premier

Sunday 28 January 2018

Community Film Screening and Discussion Circle - Llandrindod Wells

Sculpture with Geraint Edwards

Tuesday 30 January 2018

Mid Powys Mind

Celf-Able Art Group

Tuesday 30 January 2018

Newtown

Creative Space Programme (workshops)

Thursday 1 February 2018

Celf O Gwmpas, Llandrindod Wells

LGBTQ+ Awareness Talk

Thursday 1 February 2018

Mid Powys Mind

Mental Health Awareness Training

Monday 5 February 2018

Mid Powys Mind

Suicide First-Aid 2018 Conference

Monday 5 February 2018

Cardiff

Stand up for emotional health & wellbeing meeting

Tuesday 6 February 2018

A network for anyone with an interest in mental health, including people who have used mental health services, carers or service providers.

Stand up for emotional health & wellbeing meeting

Tuesday 6 February 2018

A network for anyone with an interest in mental health, including people who have used mental health services, carers or service providers.

Challenging Behaviour in Dementia Training

Tuesday 6 February 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Community Workers Meetings (Montgomeryshire)

Wednesday 7 February 2018

Credu (formerly Powys Carers)

Rethinking Respite - Living with/caring for someone with Dementia

Wednesday 7 February 2018

Meeting with the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales to talk about what you want from respite/short break support - Llandrindod Wells

Creative Space Programme (workshops)

Thursday 8 February 2018

Celf O Gwmpas, Llandrindod Wells

SURE for Mental Health Training (2 days)

Thursday 8 February 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Radnorshire & Brecknock Local Committee

Thursday 8 February 2018

Powys Community Health Council

Clay Workshop with Alex Allpress

Tuesday 13 February 2018

Mid Powys Mind

Creative Space Programme (workshops)

Thursday 15 February 2018

Celf O Gwmpas, Llandrindod Wells

Tai Chi (Mondays)

Monday 19 February 2018

Mid Powys Mind

Anger Management Course (3 weeks, Wednesdays)

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Mid Powys Mind

Working as an Artist in a Care Home (Talk)

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Brecon & District Mind

Mixed Media with Sorell Matei

Thursday 22 February 2018

Mid Powys Mind

Depression Busting Course (2 days)

Monday 26 February 2018

Newtown

Adult Autism (ASD) Training

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Brecon

Executive Committee

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Powys Community Health Council

2018 National Peer-supported Open Dialogue Conference

Wednesday 28 February 2018

London

Disability Awareness Training

Thursday 8 March 2018

Newtown

Dementia Awareness Training

Thursday 8 March 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Full Council Meeting

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Powys Community Health Council

Depression Management Course (3 weeks, Wednesdays)

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Mid Powys Mind

Drug Use Screening Tool (DUST) Training

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Brecon

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Awareness Training

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Llandrindod Wells

ACTivate Your Life Classes - Tuesdays (4 weeks)

Tuesday 27 March 2018

Powys Teaching Health Board, Brecon

Building Self Worth Course (3 weeks, Wednesdays)

Wednesday 11 April 2018

Mid Powys Mind

Compassionate Mental Health Conference (2 days)

Wednesday 25 April 2018

Brecon, Powys

Stress & Anxiety Management Course (3 weeks, Wednesdays)

Wednesday 9 May 2018

Mid Powys Mind

Managing Depression Course (3 weeks, Mondays)

Monday 4 June 2018

Presteigne

THRIVE Course (5 weeks, Mondays)

Monday 4 June 2018

Mid Powys Mind

Community Workers Meetings (Montgomeryshire)

Wednesday 6 June 2018

Credu (formerly Powys Carers)

Mental Health First Aid Course (2 days)

Tuesday 3 July 2018

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