The Advancing Recovery in Ireland project recently held a conference in Dublin, which New Horizon were lucky enough to get places on, so 1 staff member and 5 participants went along.
It was really interesting, very informative and we all took away some ideas. Our favorite, I think was the introduction of the acronym CHIME—this is a framework that is used to ensure your service is recovery orientated. CHIME stands for Connectivity, Hope, Identity, Meaning /purpose and Empowerment.
We heard how different countries around the world use various statements to explain a person’s recovery journey, and we particularly liked the Dutch explanation which states, “Personal recovery is a gradual transition in identity from patient orientated to a citizenship.” We found this statement quite empowering.