This begins with promoting a culture and language of hope and optimism, and ensuring people feel valued, welcome and safe.
The national framework for recovery-oriented practice (DOH, 2013) stresses the importance of placing the person at the centre of care and being responsive to and inclusive of gender, age, culture, spirituality and other aspects of a person’s diversity in all service locations and settings.
Five key domains of recovery-oriented practice are outlined in the figure below.
Watch Akeemi's digital story to find out how she explains her recovery journey. Childhood memories, moving to a new country, coping with feelings of isolation and making efforts to connect are among the experiences that inspired Akeemi to create a healing ‘letter to self’ that uses original drawings and paintings.