13. A Recovery Approach in Mental Health Services: Transformation, Tokenism or Tyranny?

  1. Thurstine Basset1,2 and
  2. Theo Stickley3
  1. Premila Trivedi

Published Online: 15 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470970362.ch13

Voices of Experience: Narratives of Mental Health Survivors

Voices of Experience: Narratives of Mental Health Survivors

How to Cite

Trivedi, P. (2010) A Recovery Approach in Mental Health Services: Transformation, Tokenism or Tyranny?, in Voices of Experience: Narratives of Mental Health Survivors (eds T. Basset and T. Stickley), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470970362.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Basset Consultancy Ltd, UK

  2. 2

    Mental Health Training Forum, Middlesex University, UK

  3. 3

    University of Nottingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 DEC 2010
  2. Published Print: 24 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470683637

Online ISBN: 9780470970362

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Keywords:

  • recovery approach in mental health services - transformation, tokenism or tyranny;
  • user involvement, self-management and user empowerment recovery - all fitting the bill;
  • encounters, with the recovery approach;
  • Emperor's new clothes - everyone getting excited and hailing the new clothes (the new recovery approach);
  • Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities - massive over-representation of BME communities within mental health services;
  • Black service users - personal recovery or liberation;
  • recovery in reductionist, scientific ways - different and separate aspects of the self;
  • lived experience, another concept - lauded by mental health services;
  • tale of marginalisation and tokenism;
  • systems and organizations - as tangible objects, separate existence from individuals who comprise them

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Emperor's New Clothes

  • Black Service Users - Personal Recovery or Liberation?

  • A Warning Note about ‘Lived Experience’

  • A Tale of Marginalisation and Tokenism

  • A Tale of Tyranny

  • Systems, Organisations and Power

  • Making Sense of Lived Experience - or Not

  • Conclusion

  • References