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Research about the elements of Recovery Facilitating System (Traditional Chinese Only)

In order to increase our understanding on recovery elements and their application, the Association has collaborated with the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Opinions were collected from more than a hundred people-in-recovery (PIRs) and their caregivers through questionnaires.

Research results indicated that two major factors could boost PIRs’ confidence in managing their own condition, selecting suitable services, and aiding other PIRs or service providers. The first factor is their self-recognition as a PIR and value towards PIR community. Secondly, their sense of community within the recovery network.

When PIRs are more confidence in helping themselves and the others on their route to recovery, they would possess fewer negative attitudes and thoughts. Furthermore, they would be more capable of integrating themselves into the community and more satisfied with their life.

Based on the above findings on recovery elements, the report suggests PIRs to participate in peer support groups and therapeutic groups to enhance their group identification and sense of community. In addition, elements from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) can be added to the group content to decrease PIRs’ negative attitudes and thoughts. Nonetheless, service units can provide PIRs with a wider variety of choices, so that they can select services according to their interest and strength.


Mak, W. (2011).Organization Assessment on Elements of a Recovery Facilitating System (Provision of Service for Research Study Rep.). Hong Kong: New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association.

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