Within MHI, we recognise that a ‘recovery’ approach is one of the fundamental principles in Ireland’s mental health policy A Vision for Change (2006-2016). The concept of recovery moves the primary focus from the professional as expert to the person as expert-by-experience.

The view that a person can live a productive and meaningful life despite vulnerabilities that may persist informs a personal and social recovery approach to mental health services.

Through the activities of the MHAs, we will support the recovery and social inclusion of people who experience mental health difficulties within their local communities.

We will also support the participation of experts-by experience, families and significant others in the development of quality mental health services, in partnership with statutory service providers and clinical professionals.

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