At Trinity House, we ensure a holistic and person-centred approach to the wellness of our residents. To do this we adopt the ‘Wellness Recovery Action Plan’ (*WRAP) originally developed by Mary Ellen Copeland and a group of mental health service users who wanted to work on their own recovery – this is what they found worked for them. We also use the ‘Mental Health Recovery Star’ (**MHRS) developed by Joy MacKeith and Sara Burns of Triangle Consulting with the Mental Health Providers Forum.
The Recovery Star is a tool for supporting and measuring change when working with adults of working age who are accessing mental health support services. As an outcomes measurement tool it enables organisations to measure and summarise:
· the progress being made by service users
· the service being delivered through a project
The Recovery Star is also an effective keyworking tool It is designed to support individuals in understanding where they are in terms of recovery and the progress they are making, providing both the client and worker a shared language for discussion mental health and wellbeing.
Core dimensions of the Recovery Star
The Recovery Star identifies and measures ten core areas of life:
|Managing mental health||Relationships|
|Social networks||Identity and self-esteem|
|Work||Trust and hope|
The Recovery Star helps to identify any difficulties people using services are experiencing in each of these areas and how far there are towards addressing them and moving on.
* Developed by Mary Ellen Copeland www.mentalhealthrecovery.com
** Developed by Joy MacKeith and Sara Burns of Triangle Consulting with The Mental Health Providers Forum – www.mhpf.org.uk