Advancing Recovery in Ireland - a national conversation: Opening thoughts

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/574894
Title:
Advancing Recovery in Ireland - a national conversation: Opening thoughts
Authors:
Health Service Executive (HSE); Advancing Recovery in Ireland (ARI); Collins, Pádraig; Naughton,Lynda
Publisher:
Heallth Service Executive (HSE)
Issue Date:
May-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/574894
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
On December 16th 2014 the Advancing Recovery in Ireland (ARI) initiative gathered together individuals from across the country who had been actively involved in promoting and supporting Recovery-oriented practices in Irish mental health services. In their midst were leading academics, CEOs of not-for-profit organisations, senior mental health professionals across disciplines and service users and family members who have been highly influential in promoting the cause of ‘Recovery’. We wanted to particularly thank these individuals for generously giving their time and expertise to us. The day was a unique listening exercise in which ARI sought to benefit from the expertise of this group of experienced and highly skilled individuals in exploring how best to advance Recovery practices in Ireland. We are clear in our belief that no group has a monopoly on wisdom when it comes to fostering organisational and cultural change, and that it is only by working together can we truly build a truly recovery-oriented service in Ireland. Consequently we put 4 questions to our colleagues: 1. How can we build the local capacity of services to engage in Recovery practices? 2. How can we bring about change in Irish mental health services? 3. How do we measure change in Recovery practices? 4. How do we sustain and mainstream positive changes? What followed was a number of fascinating discussions that reflected the diversity of knowledge and experience that the members brought to this forum. While a wide-range of opinions were expressed across the groups, it was interesting to note the common themes emerging. These included emphasising the importance of: • Leadership and Recovery Champions throughout the system. • Developing meaningful ways of hearing the voice of service users. • Involving families and community groups as key partners. • Fostering a belief amongst all service providers in key Recovery principles. • Providing evidence of progress that is faithful to these principles. • Acknowledging and rewarding success and positive practice. • Supporting each other in this process. This said, while it may have been tempting to reduce these rich discussions into a small number of learning points, we felt that it was important to reflect in this document the full breadth of ideas that contributors generously brought to us. Consequently, see below what we hope is a faithful reflection of the passionate conversations engaged in on the day. We strongly welcome any feedback and hope that the document evokes further thought and discussion on how we all can advance the cause of making our mental health services truly Recovery-oriented.
Keywords:
MENTAL HEALTH; RECOVERY

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHealth Service Executive (HSE)en
dc.contributor.authorAdvancing Recovery in Ireland (ARI)en
dc.contributor.authorCollins, Pádraigen
dc.contributor.authorNaughton,Lyndaen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-17T14:24:59Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-17T14:24:59Zen
dc.date.issued2015-05en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/574894en
dc.descriptionOn December 16th 2014 the Advancing Recovery in Ireland (ARI) initiative gathered together individuals from across the country who had been actively involved in promoting and supporting Recovery-oriented practices in Irish mental health services. In their midst were leading academics, CEOs of not-for-profit organisations, senior mental health professionals across disciplines and service users and family members who have been highly influential in promoting the cause of ‘Recovery’. We wanted to particularly thank these individuals for generously giving their time and expertise to us. The day was a unique listening exercise in which ARI sought to benefit from the expertise of this group of experienced and highly skilled individuals in exploring how best to advance Recovery practices in Ireland. We are clear in our belief that no group has a monopoly on wisdom when it comes to fostering organisational and cultural change, and that it is only by working together can we truly build a truly recovery-oriented service in Ireland. Consequently we put 4 questions to our colleagues: 1. How can we build the local capacity of services to engage in Recovery practices? 2. How can we bring about change in Irish mental health services? 3. How do we measure change in Recovery practices? 4. How do we sustain and mainstream positive changes? What followed was a number of fascinating discussions that reflected the diversity of knowledge and experience that the members brought to this forum. While a wide-range of opinions were expressed across the groups, it was interesting to note the common themes emerging. These included emphasising the importance of: • Leadership and Recovery Champions throughout the system. • Developing meaningful ways of hearing the voice of service users. • Involving families and community groups as key partners. • Fostering a belief amongst all service providers in key Recovery principles. • Providing evidence of progress that is faithful to these principles. • Acknowledging and rewarding success and positive practice. • Supporting each other in this process. This said, while it may have been tempting to reduce these rich discussions into a small number of learning points, we felt that it was important to reflect in this document the full breadth of ideas that contributors generously brought to us. Consequently, see below what we hope is a faithful reflection of the passionate conversations engaged in on the day. We strongly welcome any feedback and hope that the document evokes further thought and discussion on how we all can advance the cause of making our mental health services truly Recovery-oriented.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHeallth Service Executive (HSE)en
dc.subjectMENTAL HEALTHen
dc.subjectRECOVERYen
dc.titleAdvancing Recovery in Ireland - a national conversation: Opening thoughtsen
dc.typeReporten
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