In terms of mental health, recovery does not always refer to the process of complete recovering from a mental health problem in the way that we may recover from a physical health problem. For many people recovery is about staying in control of their life despite experiencing a mental health problem.
Our recovery support services and activities focus on supporting recovery and building the resilience of people with mental health problems, not just on treating or managing their symptoms. While there is no single definition of the concept of recovery for people with mental health problems, the guiding principle is hope – the belief that it is possible for someone to regain a meaningful life, despite serious mental illness.
Our Community Engagement worker focuses upon improving both mental and physical wellbeing. With support people are encouraged to widen their social networks and their involvement within the wider community engaging within the Life House wellbeing centre activities programme and other activities across the city. Our aim is to deliver an ever changing and diverse range of services alongside developing our community pathways where people are supported to move on and develop their own support systems. As a way of recording individual achievements in improving wellbeing the “ My 5 A Day Diary” is each individuals record of their own journey of recovery.
Click here to find out more about Community Engagement Worker Wendy Colling.
Visit our Group Work page to see our range of groups and activities.