Moving forward - what contributes to recovery?


  • Re-establishing your identity
  • Self management and self care
  • A committment to step-by-step progress
  • Taking responsibility for your life and wellbeing
  • Recognising that recovery is a process that takes time and effort
  • Gaining a sense of control over your illness
  • Hope that recovery is possible
  • Self awareness and belief in yourself
  • Recognising that although things may be different to before, they don't have to be less meaningful
  • Accepting support from professionals, friends and family
  • A willingness to discover or rediscover meaning in your life (engaging in meaningful activity)
  • Consideration of all aspects of life.

Find out how mental health professionals help your recovery.

Read how a group of people who use our services in Dorking embarked on their own recovery initiative.