Title: The Australian national mental health recovery framework: A journey for clinicians, consumers, carers and administrators
Biography: Peter Norrie
The recovery orientated mental health services have been a priority for consumers and carers in many countries. In Australia the consumer/career voice was represented strongly at a National Safety and quality committee and a commitment made to develop a National Mental Health Recovery Framework. This presentation explores the concept of Recovery and the collaborative efforts in planning, producing and releasing the National Framework. There is then reflection on the impact in a mental health service and the challenge of policy versus practice is highlighted. There is still much to be done, but Recovery can be an exciting journey!