What is Recovery?

It’s important to understand that recovery is a real possibility for people who experience mental health difficulties.

Because of the stigma associated with mental health, it’s difficult for many people to understand this fact, which, in turn, creates unhelpful labels.

In mental health, recovery doesn’t always refer to the process of complete recovery, rather, for many people, the concept is much more about staying in control of their lives and maintaining a wellbeing-centered balance.

What is so often misunderstood about mental ill health is that it does not define a person or their potential. Recovery is possible with the right support and people go on to find a life beyond the illness.

Recovery means different things to different people and there’s no right or wrong way to do it. It’s important that people experiencing mental health problems have the right support to help them define those problems and set their own goals in life.