Pathways of recovery: 4As framework for preventing further episodes of mental illness

This document presents a framework to inform policy, programs and practice for continuing care to prevent further episodes of mental illness for people who have been seriously affected by mental illness. The basic elements of the framework are the 4As: awareness, anticipation, alternatives and access.

Page last updated: 2006

Page last reviewed: 19 August 2014

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The same publication in smaller sections:

Cover pages (PDF 487 KB)
Foreword (PDF 22 KB)
Executive summary (PDF 21 KB)
Contents (PDF 11 KB)
Membership of the National Mental Health Promotion and Prevention Working Party (PDF 12 KB)
Background (PDF 58 KB)

4As framework: awareness (PDF 28 KB)
4As framework: anticipation (PDF 28 KB)
4As framework: alternatives (PDF 28 KB)
4As framework: access (PDF 26 KB)

Actions to implement the framework (PDF 53 KB)
Examples of current models and approaches that support implementation (PDF 28 KB)

Appendix A: Principles of effective case management (PDF 11 KB)
References (PDF 17 KB)

To obtain a hard copy of this publication, please email National Mailing and Marketing or ring (02) 6269 1080. The code for this publication is MH206.

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