Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys. NHS Foundation Trust. Life Beyond Mental Health Services. Within Integrated Mental Health Services The emphasis is on Recovery!.
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NHS Foundation Trust
Mental Health Services
The emphasis is on Recovery!
“Recovery is an idea whose time has come. At its heart is a set of values about a person’s right to build a meaningful life for themselves, with or without the continuing presence of mental health symptoms.”
“Recovery is based on ideas of self-determination and self-management. It emphasises the importance of ‘hope’ in sustaining motivation and supporting expectations of an individually fulfilled life”.
(Shepherd et al, 2008)
Recovery is a deeply personal, unique process of changing one’s attitudes, values, feelings, goals, skills and 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 a new meaning and purpose in one’s life as one grows beyond the catastrophic effects of mental illness”
“Values based practice involves responding to the differences in values that we encounter in mental health, not by prescribing “right” values but by developing skills that support effective clinical work based on respect for the diversity of values”
(Woodbridge & Fulford, 2003)
The development of recovery-based services emphasises the personal qualities of staff as much as their formal qualifications. It seeks to cultivate their capacity for hope, creativity, care, compassion, realism and resilience.
(Shepherd et al, 2008)
“A central tenet of recovery is that it does not necessarily mean cure (‘clinical recovery’). Instead, it emphasises the unique journey of an individual living with mental health problems to build a life for themselves beyond illness (‘social recovery’). Thus, a person can recover their life, without necessarily ‘recovering from’ their illness.”
(Shepherd et al, 2008)
The method of delivery by Mental Health Services in Hartlepool came about following extensive consultation with Service Users, Carers and other partner agencies.
“Increasingly, services aim to go beyond traditional clinical care and help patients back into mainstream society, re-defining recovery to incorporate quality of life – a job, a decent place to live, friends and a social life”
The most effective way of making the concept of recovery operational for this locality was to utilise two teams addressing the needs of the population within the community.
The teams are integrated and ‘functional’ and deliver the appropriate care by use of specialist therapies from staff utilising evidence based approaches such as Psychosocial Interventions, Cognitive Therapy and Family Interventions.
The primary principles that are adhered to in all
community mental health services
are highlighted in the next slide …
Living Outside Hospital
Improving Quality of
In ‘Normal’ Social
of Community Services
In order to fulfil the Primary Principles in delivering the appropriate service to our client-group we are able to utilise different expertise within the integrated teams.
This includes ….
The client-group within secondary mental health services are here due to the complexity of their needs and, in some cases, lifestyle.
This degree of complexity and needs of the client-group brings with it the need for sensitive and appropriate risk management.
Care coordination demands that the assigned care coordinator identifies needs in conjunction with the client
The Care Coordinator matches appropriate skills from within the integrated service and with external agencies to assist the service user towards their personal recovery goal.
Anthony, W.A. (1993) Recovery from mental illness: the guiding vision of the mental health service system in the 1990s. Psychosocial Rehabilitation Journal, 16,11 –23.
Appleby, L. (2007) Mental health ten years on: progress on mental health care reform. Department of Health: London.
Shepherd G. Boardman J. & Slade M. (2008) Making Recovery a Reality Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health. London.
Woodbridge K and Fulford KWM (2003) Good Practice? Values-based practice in mental health. Mental Health Practice, 7, 2, 30–34