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Utilising Team Recovery Implementation Plan (TRIP): embedding recovery-focused practice in rehabilitation services

Geraldine Vacher (Adult Mental Health Rehabilitation Services, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK)

Mental Health and Social Inclusion

ISSN: 2042-8308

Article publication date: 14 August 2017

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide an account of Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust Mental Health Rehabilitation Services’ experience of utilising Team Recovery Implementation Plan (TRIP) as a framework to embed recovery-focused practice. The paper explores the challenges to creating recovery-focused services in inpatient settings and sets out how using TRIP has enabled frontline staff to work in partnership with people who use services and coproduce changes in practice and service development.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper draws on the process of utilising TRIP as a methodology to embed recovery-focused practice.

Findings

The account finds that using TRIP as a framework to embed recovery-focused practice supports frontline staff to work in partnership with people who use services and share responsibility for delivering recovery-oriented services, measure progress and drive change.

Originality/value

The paper provides an informative account of implementing TRIP as a framework to embed recovery-focused practice in mental health rehabilitation services. It explores the challenges faced by services in creating recovery-focused services and sets out how the TRIP has been used by teams as a methodology for coproducing, co-delivering and co-reviewing action plans. The paper gives practical examples of keeping the TRIP process alive and identifies several changes to practice and service developments achieved since TRIP’s implementation.

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Citation

Vacher, G. (2017), "Utilising Team Recovery Implementation Plan (TRIP): embedding recovery-focused practice in rehabilitation services", Mental Health and Social Inclusion, Vol. 21 No. 4, pp. 240-247. https://doi.org/10.1108/MHSI-03-2017-0008

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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