Recovery in Mental Health


The aim of the module is to enable learners to develop an in depth working knowledge of the principles and practice of recovery for the mental health service user and to critically evaluate the range of skills necessary to work innovatively and collaboratively with service users, carers and their families, and appropriate agencies.

This module maps to the CORU Standards of Proficiency below:

Domain 1:  Professional Autonomy and Accountability

Domain 2:  Communication, Collaborative Practice and Teamworking

Domain 5:  Professional Knowledge and Skills


Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand recovery principles and experiences in the national and international context. (Domain 1.4, 2.4, 5.4, 5.11)

  2. Effectively engage and work in partnership with service users, carers and their families in assessment, delivery and evaluation of care within a recovery model. (Domain 2.3)

  3. Recognise and support personal resourcefulness and empowerment of service users. (Domain 2.3)

  4. Critically evaluate and reflect on the extent to which the learner's own practice is underpinned by knowledge of theory and relevant recovery research in delivering effective care within the context of a recovery approach. (Domain 1.22)

  5. Contribute to effective change and the development of effective local policy in mental health care delivery. (Domain 5.15)

  6. Contribute to the promotion of the recovery model in mental health practice (Domain 1.22)

  7. Understand the importance of promoting social inclusion and reducing stigma in recovery work. (Domain 5.11, 5.15)

  8. Understand the need for user and self advocacy in implementing the recovery approach and understand the importance of actively protecting service user rights. (Domain 2.3, 5.15)

  9. Have a comprehensive knowledge of community services and resources and actively support service users in using them (Domain 1.4, 2.4)

  10. Have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the range of mental health problems experienced by service users, carers and their families with regard to recovery (Domain 1.4, 2.4, 5.4)

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