The aim of this session is to explore personal experience of mental health problems and recovery and consider how the key concepts and factors supporting recovery (covered in session 2) have impacted on your own story of recovery. By the end of this module all students will have written all or part of their recovery story.
Peer support is based on the intentional and appropriate sharing of personal experience to inspire hope, develop mutually empowering relationships and offer help and support as an equal. For this to be effective students need to develop their own recovery story and be able to support others to do so. This session will provide a framework for students to consider their own story and introduce tools and approaches which support this process.
At the end of this session students should be able to:
• Describe and explain personal recovery and the recovery approach.
• Examine two key concepts in relation to recovery.
• Describe and explain two factors which support recovery