Historically recovery means an absence of symptoms.
However, a second meaning of recovery is about recovering a life worth living, either with or without symptoms.
This personal recovery occurs when someone builds a life that is satisfying, fulfilling and enjoyable, when they make the most of their lives even if they continue to experience the symptoms of an illness.
This understanding of recovery comes from people who have experience of mental health problems and is based on the idea that each individual should be able to feel in control of – and take decisions about – their own lives, rather than simply doing what a mental health professional tells them.
Here at Mid Powys Mind we can support you with your recovery in various ways. We offer one to one support to help you to set goals, and identify the small steps that help you move towards them. There are recovery focussed sessions at our drop in, where you can meet others who are also looking at their own recovery.
Many of the other activities and courses which we offer can also support people with their recovery.
One to One Recovery Support
You can download a flyer which tells you about the one to one recovery support service here.
Recovery Planning Tools
We have found the following tools useful:
Telling Your Story
Would it help to tell your story? Many people who have experience of mental health problems have found it useful to tell their story in a safe and non-judgemental environment.
At Mid Powys Mind we have volunteers and staff who are trained listeners.
If you would like to tell your story or to find out more please call Tim Skelcher on 01597 824411 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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