An evaluation of recovery in a forensic mental health service
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An evaluation of recovery in a forensic mental health service

Sara Morgan Clinical psychologist, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Forensic Mental Health, Caswell Clinic, Glandrhyd Hospital, Bridgend, Wales
Sharon Rees Ward manager, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Caswell Clinic, Glanrhyd Hospital, Bridgend, Wales

This service evaluation aims to gain service users’ and staff members’ perspectives on one forensic mental health service’s approach to recovery; to provide feedback about awareness of recovery, what has worked well and what needs improving; and to ensure the service’s recovery action plan is shaped by and is responsive to the needs of those it affects. Surveys for staff and service users were developed and disseminated to all. The responses revealed positive outcomes in relation to the awareness of recovery and the use of the Mental Health Recovery Star tool at the service. Areas where there was a need for improvement were highlighted and have informed recommendations.

Mental Health Practice. doi: 10.7748/mhp.2018.e1316

Citation

Morgan S, Rees S (2018) An evaluation of recovery in a forensic mental health service. Mental Health Practice. doi: 10.7748/mhp.2018.e1316

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated software

Correspondence

sara.morgan5@wales.nhs.uk

Conflict of interest

None declared

Published online: 26 October 2018

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