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Blog #9 Coffee anyone?

 Coffee anyone? It has been five years since I completed and graduated from my peer training course with the Institute of Mental Health.  The training had been a journey of highs and lows, tears and laughter, challenges and in many ways, an adventure of discovery too.  I would say it was one of the most challenging … Continue reading Blog #9 Coffee anyone?

Blog #7 Recovery and employment

Finally, to the specific question of employment. It is worth remembering that people with mental health problems still have the lowest employment rate of any disabled group and, according to National Patient survey data, only 43% report receiving any support in finding or keeping work and just under half of those not receiving help would … Continue reading Blog #7 Recovery and employment

Blog #4 Recovery as part of an attempt by professionals and managers to control people

Perhaps foremost among the ‘other fish’ that haunt the pool of recovery is the notion that supporting recovery is part of an agenda orchestrated by managers and professionals to take over control of peoples’ lives. If this is the case, then it would clearly be fundamentally in opposition to recovery values. However, I have to … Continue reading Blog #4 Recovery as part of an attempt by professionals and managers to control people

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