Building a Culture of Recovery: In Central East Ontario. Our society’s self congratulatory belief that we are free thinking and fair people, who hold all citizens equal and worthy, must be challenged. Our society considers people with mental health problems and substance abuse
In Central East Ontario
that we are free thinking and fair
people, who hold all citizens equal and
worthy, must be challenged. Our
society considers people with mental
health problems and substance abuse
as defective, disabled, or disordered,
despite that these labels perpetuate
Discrimination and are a barrier to
.Building a Culture of Recovery
is a project that proposes values
and principles consistent with
A Culture of Recovery
Recovery Education for Mainstream Allies
Introduction to WRAP &
WRAP Facilitator Certification
Recovery Oriented Public Education : Extra Ordinary People
Leadership Network for Consumers
Our Vision for A Culture of Recovery:
4 day curriculum revised with consultation with Shery Mead!
Like Minds: Peer Support Education is an
effective educational strategy that raised
awareness and provided a framework to
debate and prepare to advocate a shift in
the balance of power.
They report an increase in their experience of
capacity and engagement.
Participants not only identified
the need for radical change to beliefs and attitude, as well as radical change to the mental health and addiction infrastructure and system…
They also wanted to do it!
The Culture of Recovery (www,cultureofrecovery.org) project advances
an agenda for change to systems as well as for people experiencing
mental health problems and substance abuse. The Culture of Recovery
project intends to form a new set of values and principles consistent
with a recovery perspective: autonomy and empowerment; building hope
and living from a position of wellness not illness.
Recovery Education for Allies builds on investments in education for
people in recovery and public education.
Please plan to attend this one day education session for Allies who plan for, lead/manage and deliver clinical services!
Autonomy; choice; hope; wellness; empowerment
44 reflected about their experience during
and following the program including
anecdotal reflections regarding the program
delivery as well as the personal impact
experienced as a result of participation in
An overwhelming number of participants assessed excellence in program peer leadership (91%) and program materials (86%).
Overall, participants reported a collective 21% improvement on all measures. The most substantial improvements are noted in the areas of realizing hope (26%) and understanding the recovery perspective (31.4%).
The significant increase in the participants understanding of recovery and
realization of hope suggests a cumulative learning effect.
The “Journal of Ethics in Mental Health” is an international,
peer-reviewed, web-based journal, available free on-line
Building a Culture of Recovery – April 2008
OR google: JEMH