Recovery narrative in clinical practice

Dr Åsa Jansson, Prof Angela Woods, Ms Akiko Hart and Prof Christopher Cook

60 minutes


March 2023

CPD learning module

CPD domain:
Clinical, Academic


Recovery has become a dominant approach in mental health services in the UK. Recovery narrative is an individual's story of recovery from mental health problems and is an important recovery tool that can be presented to a live audience or via an audio or video recording. Recovery narratives are often used to personalise a recovery, to inspire hope, and to show that recovery can happen.

This module will help you to develop a comprehensive understanding of what recovery narrative is, its role in clinical practice, and the potential benefits for patients. The module will also familiarise you with the key debates around public recovery narratives and suggests alternative tools for when recovery narrative is not appropriate.


We are pleased to offer this module free for those without a paid subscription. If you are a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, you can log in straight away using the same username and password with which you access the members' area of the College website. Otherwise, all you need to do is register with the College.

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