What Is Recovery?

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Recovery is a personal journey. You may already have, or at least are developing, your own definition of what recovery means to you. We teach that there are five key principles of recovery.

Hope: People who experience mental health difficulties get well, stay well and go on to meet their life dreams and goals.

Personal responsibility: It's up to you, with the assistance of others, to take action and do what needs to be done to keep yourself well.

Education: Learning all you can about what you are experiencing so you can make good decisions about all aspects of you life.

Self advocacy: Effectively reaching out to others so that you can get what it is that you need, want and deserve to support your wellness and recovery.

Support: While working toward your wellness is up to you, receiving support from others, and giving support to others, will help you feel better and enhance the quality of your life.

Contact Information

Sunderland Recovery College

Telephone: 0191 553 2255 (Mon – Fri, 8.30am – 4.30pm)

Address: Mowbray Park Lodge, Toward Road, Sunderland, SR2 8DP


For further information, please visit our contact page