We are proud to have:
- Facilitated the development of 800+ Peer Support workers. Peer Support Workers are people with lived experience recruited, trained, placed, and supported, employed in local mental health services
- Helped establish 40+ Recovery Colleges in England, Ireland, Italy, Australia and Hong Kong. Recovery colleges are places where people with lived experience, professionals, carers and others can learn together to construct new meaning from their experiences
- Introduced new ways of thinking about the assessment and management of risk. Moving from the perspective of ‘risk’ to one of ‘safety’.
- Reduced the use of physical restraint and forcible medication on acute wards (‘No Force First’) improving quality of care and decreasing staff stress.
- Supported hundreds of clinical teams to critically assess current practice and develop a more recovery focused culture using TRIPs.
- Inspired organisations to think carefully about workforce issues – how to recruit, who to recruit, how to support staff and how to enable all staff to use lived and life experience in their work.
- Developing new understandings and practices in coproduction – facilitating constructive conversations across traditional boundaries.
- Began collating baseline data on recovery practice across England. On 1 December each year we ask for colleagues and clients across the country to complete a short on-line census to collectively develop a national picture of recovery in England.