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Recovery is for staff not just for people using services

Liz Walker (Workforce Recovery Lead, based at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, Nottingham, UK)

Mental Health and Social Inclusion

ISSN: 2042-8308

Article publication date: 4 November 2014



The purpose of this paper is to illustrate, from the lived experience of the author, that recovery does not only apply to people who use services, it is just as relevant to the staff who work in those services.


Narrative account.


Reflective account, no findings presented.


In offer the author's account of moving from a dissatisfied, passive approach at work towards a rewarding, hopeful position, this paper demonstrates the relevance of hope, control and opportunity in recovering job satisfaction.



Walker, L. (2014), "Recovery is for staff not just for people using services", Mental Health and Social Inclusion, Vol. 18 No. 4, pp. 185-187.



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