At Nottinghamshire Healthcare we want to help people do the things they want to do, live the lives they want to live and access the opportunities that everyone should take for granted.
One way we try to achieve this is by putting personal recovery at the heart of everything we do – and by sharing this philosophy with our partner organisations.
Our purpose is to create a culture and context in which people can recover: to provide interventions that enable people to take back control of their lives, and to believe in the potential of everyone we work with so that they too can feel hopeful about their futures. We give access to opportunities so that people really can live the lives they want to lead.
Recovery has been defined as:
“…. A deeply personal, unique process of changing one's attitudes, values, feelings, goals skills, and/or roles. It is a way of living a satisfying, hopeful and contributing life even with the limitations caused by illness. Recovery involves the development of new meaning and purpose in one's life as one grows beyond the catastrophic effects of mental illness.” (Anthony, 1993).
There is no set model of recovery and it is better to speak about recovery ideas or concepts.
Recovery can be seen as a process and can be most helpfully defined by three core concepts: hope, control and opportunity.