Author(s): Caril Cowan
Recovery-based support services are now fundamental in mental health service delivery. This book fills a gap, presenting applied knowledge and skills for supporting the recovery journey of people with mental illness within the Aotearoa/New Zealand context. Topics covered include the mental health services in Aotearoa/New Zealand; the role of the mental health support worker; interpersonal/communication skills; approaches to self-management of a mental illness and for planning life’s journey embracing active participation in relation-ship with family/whanau & friends, professionals and other support.Knowledge for supporting people within the bicultural and multicultural context of Aotearoa/New Zealand is entwined within the chapters. First published 2008.