A national framework for recovery-oriented mental health services: policy and theory

5 The national recovery framework at a glance

Page last updated: 2013

Australia's national recovery-oriented mental health practice framework provides concepts and definitions of recovery, describes the practice domains and key capabilities necessary for the mental health workforce to function in accordance with recovery-oriented principles and provides guidance on tailoring recovery-oriented approaches to respond to the diversity of people with mental health issues, to people in different life circumstances and at different ages and stages of life.

Figure 2: The national framework for recovery-oriented mental health services: at a glance

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Concepts and definitions
  • Recovery
  • Recovery-oriented practice
  • Recovery-oriented service delivery
Recovery-oriented practice domains
Overarching domain: Culture and language of hope and optimism

Other domains:

  • Person 1st and holistic
  • Supporting personal recovery
  • Organisational commitment and workforce development
  • Action on social inclusion and social determinants
Capabilities for recovery-oriented practice and service delivery
  • Core principles
  • Values, knowledge, behaviours, skills
  • Practice examples
  • Leadership examples
  • Opportunities, resources
Practice guidance on tailoring recovery-oriented responses
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Life circumstances
  • Culture and diversity
  • Ages and stages
  • Socioeconomic status
  • Individuals and communities