Recovery at Surrey and Borders Partnership

The principles of recovery are extremely important to the Trust. Although not developed specifically with recovery in mind, many of the principles of recovery are captured by the Trust’s Visions and Values.

These were were created as a result of a series of conversations to help us consider the ways in which we should be working. Read more about our Vision and Values.

Recovery is certainly not new to the Trust and there is already an excellent array of recovery-oriented practice within our services. However, it's important to ensure that this is consistent and that good recovery initiatives continue. Developing services in line with recovery principles is a priority for the Trust and as such it is in the Trust’s Annual Plan and Clinical Strategy.

Central to this work is the use of the Implementing Recovery through Organisational Change (ImROC) measure, developed by Geoff Shepherd (2010, Centre for mental health). The ImROC measure was produced to support organisations including mental health trusts to develop their services in line with recovery principles.  It provides a useful self-assessment framework of ten indicators (‘10 Key Challenges’) that need to be addressed in order for services to become more recovery-oriented.

Change is a lengthy process but so far, there have been a number of positive changes within the Trust, centred on recovery:

  • We recently launched our new Recovery College which will be focused on training and empowering people with a diagnosis of a personality disorder or those who are affected by traits, to manage their own recovery through the delivery of educational courses and therapies.
  • In May 2011 we set up 11 Community Mental Health recovery Services (CMHRSs) to replace some existing adult services. The name change represented a commitment to putting recovery at the heart of our work
  • WRAP groups and workshops were rolled our across CMHRSs
  • A Recovery working group has been meeting monthly since August 2012 to take recovery work forward. This group is comprised of multidisciplinary clinicans, managers from acute and community settings as wekk as service users and carers.

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