The recovery approach is about enabling people who have experienced rough sleeping, mental health problems, drug or alcohol dependency, offending behaviours, and histories of complex trauma, to live to their full potential, and to try to realise these things in their lives. It is about transformation and change.Change can be facilitated but it comes from within.
Our job then is to foster an environment which enables people to make these changes, in their own way, in their own lives, and in their own time.
The recovery approach at St Mungo's is about using the best skills and resources we can provide to work with our clients, respecting their experience, valuing their qualities, and believing in their aspirations, in order that they find practical, lasting and real ways to achieve their potential.
Autumn 2012 - St Mungo's is piloting a Recovery College
Spring 2013 - Recovery College Prospectus - spring 2013