[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]The attitude towards complex mental health in the UK has shifted radically in the past few decades. Asylums are no longer countenanced as an appropriate way to treat people with schizophrenia, or bipolar disorder, for example. And mental health, no longer stigmatised to the same degree, is now widely discussed in the media, and in parliament. Most important though, is the acceptance that mental illness is no longer a life sentence. Since the 1990s, recovery from mental illness has been central to mental health provision in the UK
“A recovery-based mental health service promotes re-engagement in work and social activity as part of building a satisfying life beyond illness. True social integration through involvement in the ordinary social structures of life – employment, social networks, community activities – are just as important, if not more important, for people with serious mental health problems as they are for the general public.”
- Rob Macpherson, Geoff Shepherd and Praveen Thyarappa