Journal article

Enhancing recovery orientation within mental health services: expanding the utility of values

Virginia C Williams, Frank P Deane, Lindsay G Oades, Trevor P Crowe, Joseph Ciarrochi, Retta Andresen

The Journal of Mental Health Training Education and Practice | EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to review the role of values within contemporary mental health recovery services, outlining the rationale and approach for a specific values-focused staff intervention to promote autonomously motivated uptake of recovery-oriented practices. Design/methodology/approach – Recent advances in understanding of the enduring gap between ideological and applied acceptance of personal recovery within mental health services are outlined, with particular focus on the limited utility of training programmes as a means to promoting implementation. Frequently, mental health service organisations have adopted recovery policies in a primarily “top-down” fashion standing..

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