A much misused, abused, sometimes maligned word and concept.
Recovery is about getting on with life despite mental distress, in our past, present or possible future.
“At Seed of Hope we believe it is possible to live life with hope and aspiration, with experience of mental distress. “
In this video Pat Deegan, a leading international expert on Recovery, talks about Recovery. At time reference 2.50 she says-
You can’t organise a Recovery around a vacuum…
We need to organise our recovery around something. Something that has meaning, Something that has purpose, something that gives us a sense that we can begin to move
We want SoH to be that something for those experiencing mental distress in Somerset.
Recovery is not a gift from clinicians, but the responsibility of us all. We must become confident in our own ability to change our lives, we must give up being reliant on others doing everything for us. We must have the confidence to give up being ill so that we can start being recovered.