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.

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Prepared for the National Mental Health Promotion and Prevention Working Party

November 2005

Debra Rickwood
University of Canberra

Online ISBN: 0 642 82930 6
Publications Approval Number: 3839

Suggested citation for this report: Rickwood D (2006). Pathways of Recovery: 4As Framework for Preventing Further Episodes of Mental Illness. Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra.

This report was funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing and developed for the National Mental Health Promotion and Prevention Working Party, which exists under the auspices of the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council National Mental Health Working Group and the National Public Health Partnership.
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