The days of relying solely on medication and doctors to recover from a mental health problem are gone. Now leaders in the field of mental health are pioneering the “recovery” approach which is all about helping people support themselves to get better and live independently.
The Next Steps for Recovery Focused Support is a national conference which will highlight how using recovery based initiatives can transform the way people are treated for mental health conditions.
South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is delivering the conference on Thursday 29 October, in conjunction with the Implementing Recovery through Organisational Change initiative, known as ImROC.
The Trust will be showcasing the success of current recovery based initiatives, including recovery colleges and the award winning Creative Minds. Both projects use creative and educational activities to promote self-management of health and wellbeing, improve confidence and boost self-esteem.
The conference will include presentations by both people who have experienced mental health conditions and health professionals on ways the Trust can further develop the support it offers to service users to recover from mental and physical ill-health.
Sue Barton, deputy director of health intelligence and innovation at South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust said, “We are really looking forward to the conference which will provide an excellent opportunity for us to learn together how we can really help people live the lives they want.”
For more information on ImRoc visit their website www.imroc.org.