The Mental Health Recovery Star was jointly developed by ourselves and Triangle Consulting. Building on the previous work of Triangle, the Recovery Star was developed as an outcome measure to enable people using services to work with their service provider to measure their own recovery progress.
The ‘Star’ contains ten areas covering the main aspects of people’s lives, including living skills, relationships, work and identity and self-esteem. Service users set their personal goals within each area and measure over time how far they are progressing towards these goals. This can help them identify their goals and what support they need to reach them, and ensure they are making progress, however gradual, which itself can encourage hope.
The Recovery Star enables staff to support individuals they work with to understand their recovery and plot their progress. The Recovery Star also enables organisations to measure and assess the effectiveness of the services they deliver.
If you are interested in find out more regarding the Mental Health Recovery Star please contact us