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.
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
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.
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.