Secure Recovery is the first text to tackle the challenge of recovery-oriented mental health care in forensic services and prison-based therapeutic communities in the UK.

Recovery as an emergent paradigm in the field of mental health presents a challenge to all services to embrace a new clinical philosophy, but nowhere are the implications more profound than in services that are designed to meet the needs of mentally disordered and personality-disordered offenders, both men and women. The chapters collected together in this book represent a cross-section of experiences in high, medium and low secure services and prison-based therapeutic communities in England and Scotland that have begun to implement a recovery orientation to the rehabilitation of offenders with mental health needs.

Secure Recovery sets out a road map of guiding principles, practical and evidence-based strategies for promoting service user participation in their care and treatment and further demonstrates the adaption of traditional treatment approaches, and the development of innovations in rehabilitation, as well as tackling training for staff teams, and the evaluation of service delivery.

This book provides a valuable resource and an inspiration to practitioners working across forensic mental health settings, increasing understanding of contemporary challenges and suggesting ways of moving forward.

chapter |22 pages

Recovery in forensic mental health settings

From alienation to integration
ByGerard Drennan, Deborah Alred

chapter |18 pages

Recovery and risk

Accepting the complexity
ByRichard Barker

chapter |18 pages

Recovery in the forensic organization

ByGerard Drennan, Kate Law, Deborah Alred

chapter |15 pages

Giving voice to recovery

Perspectives from within a high secure hospital
ByEstelle Moore, Darren Lumbard, John Carthy, Joe Ayres

chapter |15 pages

Recovery for men with cognitive difficulties and impulsive challenging behaviour in a high secure hospital

What does it mean and how do we promote it?
ByPatricia Abbott, Anthony Hague, Andre Jedrzejcyk

chapter |12 pages

Recovering personhood

Using recovery principles on a long-stay medium secure ward
ByJay Smith, Veronica Garcia

chapter |15 pages

Harnessing hearts and minds for change

BySally Carr, Sue Havers

chapter |11 pages

The seesaw of recovery in women's secure care

BySarah Birch

chapter |16 pages

Recovery within a prison therapeutic community

Setting the scene
ByMichael Brookes

chapter |14 pages

Embedding recovery into training for mental health practitioners

ByHelen Eunson, Suzanne Sambrook, Diane Carpenter

chapter |16 pages

Recovery evaluation

The Scottish Forensic Services
ByHelen Walker, David Langton

chapter |15 pages

Evaluating recovery at a forensic mental health service using the Developing Recovery Enhancing Environments Measure (DREEM)

ByElina Baker, Zeffa Warren, Alexis Clarke, Emma Laughton, Elaine Hewis, Jason Fee