Journal of Recovery in Mental Health

The Journal of Recovery in Mental Health is an international, multidisciplinary, and multi-method, open-access, peer-reviewed journal engaging research, proven practices and a range of perspectives, inclusive of health professionals, patients and families, focused on understanding and improving mental health recovery. Although primarily a themed issue journal, we will accept manuscripts at any time on topics related to recovery in mental health. 
Please visit our Online Submissions page for more information.

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Vol 1, No 1 (2017): Recovery in Mental Health: Global Perspectives

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Table of Contents

Welcome Message

Welcome to the Inaugural Issue
Karim Mamdani


Global Perspectives of Recovery and Mental Health
Simone Arbour

Lived Experience Editorial

The Canadian Patient Perspective
Brian T. Rose

Perspectives, Opinions, Viewpoints

Recovery and Mental Health Care in Australia – A Time of Change
Debra J Rickwood, Kerry A Thomas
Canada’s Journey to Recovery – A National Reflection
Ed Mantler, Laura Mullaly, Francis Knoops, Bonita Varga
How to Recover? Recovery in Denmark: A Work in Progress
Lisa Korsbek
The Life Rooms: An Innovative Recovery Approach
Clare Rotheram, Julian Raffay
Hafal: A Prudent Healthcare Approach to User-Led Services in Wales
Thomas Alun, Matthew Pearce, Christine Wilson, Euan Hails, Phil Thomas, Andrew Dugmore, Frank Kitt, Jason Celia