San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Governance in Recovery Focused Services
The purpose of this seminar is to bring together CEOs, Senior Executives and Boards of NGOs with an interest in mental health, to explore the organisational challenges involved in creating services that better support the recovery of those whom they serve. The UK experience of the ‘Implementing Recovery through Organisational Change’ program will be a key topic.
Recovery refers to the process of rebuilding your life following devastating and life changing events. Everyone who experiences mental health problems faces this challenge of recovering a meaningful, valued and contributing life. This journey of recovery often involves making sense of, and finding meaning in, what has happened; discovering your own resources, resourcefulness and possibilities; building a new sense of self, meaning and purpose in life; growing within and beyond what has happened to you; and pursuing your dreams and ambitions.
Recovery cannot be an ‘add on’ to existing ways of doing things. The promotion of Recovery requires a fundamental change in culture (values, beliefs and practices) across the whole organisation which can only be achieved with effective leadership from the top.
In England, the Department of Health funded a three year national program entitled ‘Implementing Recovery through Organisational Change’ designed to help mental health organisations to achieve the transformations required. This program was based on 10 key ‘organisational challenges’ and a methodology for achieving organisational change was developed.
Aim of the seminar
Drawing on the UK experience of the ‘Implementing Recovery through Organisational Change’, the aim of this seminar is to enable participants to explore the organisational changes required if services are to become more supportive of recovery for the people who use them and the people who are close to them.
Objectives and Outcomes
- Increase participants’ understanding:
- of the recovery journey for individuals and those who are close to them, and
- the fundamental organisational changes required if services are to promote the Recovery of those whom they serve.
- Introduce participants to the work of the UK ‘Implementing Recovery through Organisational Change’ Program:
- the 10 key organisational challenges on which it is based,
- the methodology used to assist organisations in the Recovery-focused transformation of services, and
- the lessons learned from the program.
- Enable participants to consider how they might lead the Recovery-focused transformation of their own services.
Ethos of the seminar
This seminar is comprised of a presentation followed by discussion to enable participants to consider principles and approaches discussed, explore the applicability of these within their own services and address concerns and questions they may have.
This event is proudly sponsored by:
About Rachel Perkins
Rachel Perkins is one of the world's most prolific and influential voices in mental health Recovery. Her professional and lived experience has been instrumental in driving significant change in the UK. Richmond Fellowship WA is proud to present Rachel Perkins as part of our special guest program.
When & Where
Richmond Wellbeing: Sharing the Journey
Richmond Wellbeing is a non-government organisation in Western Australia that participates in providing a Recovery-promoting environment for people with a mental ill health.
Richmond Wellbeing is reknowned for programs that integrate the key elements of recovery with accommodation and support services such as recreational activities, guidance on practical living skills and intensive counselling to give participants the confidence and skills they need to recover from mental illness and meet the daily challenges of life outside an institution.
Building on a solid base of accommodation support and community outreach programs which provide community based housing and skills development support in a non-institutional environment, Richmond Wellbeing has expanding its services throughout the past 40 years of service to include assistance in employment, training, and consulting for the community and corporate sector.
Richmond Wellbeing is driven by an innovative strategic plan and caring, professional staff that are steadfastly committed to their consumers' recovery, and continually developing its programs so participants receive the very best in recovery services.
Richmond Wellbeing is conducting a media campaign to try to get 1000 people to make a pledge that people can and do recover. To pledge your support, visit http://www.rw.org.au/pledge/ to support this process.
Adrian Murno - Acting CEO