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What is recovery?

What Is Recovery

Recovery means different things to different people. For some, ’recovery’ means not having any symptoms, for others it means now being able to do more than before.  This could be things like feeling less anxious, coping better in daily life, being happier and more content,  sleeping better, talking more, doing more and getting out of the house. It could also be things like being able to volunteer, enter the world of paid work or getting back to your job.  ‘Recovery’ can also be learning to ‘live with’ yourself and your situation.

Your idea of your recovery may be different to how mental health services view recovery. SEMPIR can help you find your way to feeling and being more in control, get linked in with services and feel more hopeful for the future.