Events and workshops - Recovery and mental illness: Latest research and how siblings can help
Often you will hear people talk about recovery from mental illness. But what does this mean?
In this workshop, researcher Mike Slade presented the latest research in recovery and mental health and ways that the siblings of people with mental illness, their families and services can support someone in their recovery.
Download the Recovery and mental illness presentation by Mike Slade
Find out about the emerging ideas around recovery and wellbeing and the recommendations as to what services should provide to people affected by mental illness.
In this workshop, we thought about stages of recovery and the different support that can help at each stage.
We also looked at what is important to someone's recovery, such as social inclusion, citizenship and the importance in reinforcing that a person affected by mental illness does not become defined by their diagnosis.
Mike Slade presented the latest research in the field and participants had the opportunity to discuss the ideas raised and how they might be applied to their family.
Who led this workshop?
Mike Slade is a Professor of Health Services Research at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, and a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in South London.
His main research interests are recovery-focused and outcome-focused mental health services, user involvement in and influence on mental health services, staff-patient agreement on need, residential alternatives to in-patient services, and contributing to the development of clinically useable outcome measures, including the Camberwell Assessment of Need and the Threshold Assessment Grid.
Mike has written over 150 academic articles and 7 books. He co-authored Making Recovery a Reality (2008, download for free), the most downloaded document ever published by the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health.
His most recent books are Personal Recovery and Mental Illness (published by Cambridge University Press, 2009, find out more), 100 Ways to Support Recovery (2009, download for free) and REFOCUS: Promoting recovery in community mental health services (2011, download for free).
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