Northern Trust launches Steps to Recovery resources

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The Northern Health and Social Care Trust has launched Steps to Recovery, three new resources designed to encourage those living with mental health issues that it is possible to regain full control over their lives.

The three resources include a Recovery website and as well as a DVD and inspirational stories booklet have been developed as resources for mental health recovery.

They include personal accounts of eight individuals in the Northern Trust area who have had mental health challenges in their life and the process they have gone through. Each person’s account has shown that mental health challenges and the experiences that surround them can create a newly formed sense of purpose and understanding.

Rosemary Hawthorne, Recovery Facilitator, NHSCT said: “Recovery emphasises that, while people may not have full control over their symptoms, they can have full control over their lives. Recovery is not about ‘getting rid’ of problems. It is about seeing beyond a person’s mental health problems, recognising and fostering their abilities, interests and dreams.”

For further information about Steps to Recovery service please contact Rosemary Hawthorne, Recovery Facilitator, on 028 9446 5211 ext 2003 or email

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