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Working for Recovery - Lance’s Story

Brown, W (2008) Working for Recovery - Lance’s Story Social Alternatives, 27 (4). pp. 49-50.

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The following recovery journey was described to Brown and Kandirikirira (2007) during their extensive narrative investigation into mental health recovery for the Scottish Recovery Network.1 This extract is derived from narrative transcripts and is recounted using the narrator, Lance’s (a pseudonym), own words. It explores how hearing about recovery and recognising that recovery can happen was the turning point that triggered Lance’s recovery journey. Lance’s story highlights how important identities of wellness are and having supportive relationships in the community, and supportive employers and meaningful activities through work and social life, can help to stabilise and ground people. Wendy Brown provides Lance’s personal account herein to explore and illustrate these elements of recovery in mental health.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors : Brown, W
Date : 1 October 2008
Uncontrolled Keywords : mental health, mental health recovery, wellness, wellbeing, physical activity, health
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 15:53
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 12:39

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