Tools for Recovery Unit
- Recognize the importance of peer support in developing coping strategies and new skill sets
- Value creativity and community engagement as pathways to confidence and wellbeing
- Acknowledge systemic barriers to recovery
The component for this unit is a recovery memoir by community expert Margo Robinson setting out what she thinks worked for her and the shortcomings of the support she received.
Evaluating the Component
Community expert Margo Robinson contributed a 3-page recovery memoir to the History in Practice project, documenting one woman’s journey from serious mental health difficulties to wellbeing. This personal reflection explores the role of medications, peer support, and community involvement. It recounts what Margo regarded as critical gaps in care and also what worked for her. Students can read Margo’s memoir here.