Recovery Suite - 3: Supporting Mental Health Recovery


This course is designed for people who already have a basic understanding of mental health recovery and want to learn more about how to support people in their recovery. If you would like to learn more about recovery, check out Understanding Mental Health Recovery.

Recovery is often described as a unique and individual journey. Participants will learn how they can walk alongside and support someone on their recovery path.

Explore tools for promoting recovery learning, wellbeing and hope as well as supporting choice, through a range of learning activities and videos, including personal stories of recovery.

Level: Introduction
Duration: 30-45 minutes
Delivery: Self-paced


Desktop/ Laptop viewing: Compatible
Tablet viewing: Limited compatibility
Mobile phone viewing: Not recommended


Who is this for

  • New and existing mental health workers
  • Consumer or carer peer workers
  • Professionals from non-mental health sectors
  • Families, friends and carers of people experiencing mental health conditions
  • People with lived experience of mental health conditions

Course Topics

  • Why is recovery important?
  • Recovery as a journey
  • Supporting wellbeing
  • Recovery tools for consumers and supporters
  • The importance of supporting choice
  • Self-reflection

Learning Outcomes

  • Improve ability to identify a person’s or a supporter’s tools that are important to recovery
  • Improve interactions when supporting a person living with a mental illness
  • Develop skills in supporting choice in mental health recovery
  • Encourage self-reflection on practices when supporting mental health recovery

What others have said about this course

“This course challenged my preconceptions and showed me which approaches can limit or aid recovery. The interviewees and their messages are compelling. Despite differences in their experiences, each one benefits from humane and focused help: help that rightly keeps them in control of their own lives and recovery. That realisation—and understanding the approaches which make it possible—are invaluable.” Stuart, UK

Technical requirements

One of the following browsers:

  • Windows: Internet Explorer 6+, Firefox 1+, Google Chrome, Opera 9.5+
  • Mac: Safari 3+, Firefox +, Google Chrome

AND Flash Player 10 or later (