People can and do recover from even the most severe personal traumas. The recovery approach looks at the individual and focuses on helping them to make their own recovery. In short, reappraising life's experiences and taking responsibility, rebuilding, realising the potential within, and then moving on to a life of independence.

"I done a Pathways to Employment course in here. I done a Personal Best course at City Lit College. I also done a social care course at City Lit College and my key worker here said that I should go for an apprenticeship, a paid apprenticeship." James, 49

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1. Experiences and impact of St Mungo's 41.1 James, 49

2. Mending relationships 40.3 Lisa, 37

3. Being proactive and seeking help 14.9 Lee, 25

4. Help offered to come off the streets 12.7 Paul, 36

5. Coming off drugs and alcohol and experiences of rehab 9.18 Tracy, 40

6. Taking personal responsibility 12.3 Paul, 36

7. Motivation to break the cycle 14.6 Lee, 25

8. Forming new relationships 18.10 Michael, 54

9. Moving on from St Mungo's 20.2 Collette, 38

10. Money management 22.9 Mark, 37