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Recovery is a term that has many meanings in different settings and cultures. Personal recovery, in the context of mental health, is an idea that has emerged from the expertise of people with lived experience of mental illness.’ (Mike Slade, 2009). Anthony (1993) describes personal recovery 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 within the limitations caused by illness.’

To find out more, see information on Health talk Australia

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Recovery is a social movement

Recovery, consumer, survivor, mad pride, are all movements created from the ground up. Theses concepts have been born from people’s experience and how they have made sense of their own recovery and experience. This website page is currently under construction and we will be working with people with a lived experience to expand on and contribute to this content.

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Where to learn more

Recovery resources

There are a wealth of resources and information to explore in this area. As this page in under construction please check regularly for updates. in the mean time you might want to check out these websites to learn more.

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