26 April 2012
Fromeside’s recovery model in print
A summary of the experience of implementing the recovery model
in Fromeside has been published in the latest issue of the Royal
College of Psychiatrist's 'Quality Network for Forensic Mental
Health Services' newsletter.
The newsletter was themed around the recovery model and features
articles and case studies from a number of other secure units from
across the country.
"We were invited to write an article for the special edition on
recovery," says co-author Kian Vakili, Clinical Psychologist. "It
was a good way of consolidating and reflecting on the progress we
have made since we implemented the recovery model and the
challenges we faced in doing so."
"It was also good to get feedback from our service users on how
they feel the recovery method is working and what their experience
of their involvement has been like, from the beginning to the
The Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Services was set
up in 2006 to facilitate improvements in mental health settings
through a supportive peer-review network. All 70 medium secure
units in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of
Ireland are members of the network.