Around the world more and more services are looking towards using a recovery approach. Recovery is variously described as a personal journey, a process, a concept, a way of thinking, an approach or an outlook. Likewise it is a personal experience that can be generally understood as an ability to manage symptoms relating to mental health, establish a space to meaningfully support wellbeing and live as full a life as possible.
I•ROC is used by 28 organisations worldwide seeking to embed recovery within their practice. The tool can be used to measure the 'journey' or 'distance travelled' of recovery. This is unique to each person and what recovery means to each of us is different. It is not a linear process. We can expect that there will be steps forward and back but a sense of hopefulness and an expectation of recovery are central to achieving a positive outcome.
Asociacion Ambit are based in Valencia and support prisoners to reintegrate into society and minimise the negative effects of prison. They began using I•ROC in autumn 2016 as a way to ensure the delivery of their services is person-centred. During their first 18 months using I•ROC, they found the tools to be extremely useful. However, they had become increasingly aware of the practical skills that practitioners needed in order to facilitate a person’s recovery. To equip our own staff at Penumbra we developed Recovery Coaching practice tools for our practitioners so they have confidence in their own skills to support someone’s recovery journey.
Combining an insight into I•ROC tools and the practice skills described above, staff have the confidence to facilitate an individuals’ recovery, contributing to the personal outcomes recovery focused approach applied within their organisation.
Penumbra offer in depth training sessions on the I•ROC wellbeing approach in practice. This covers the I.ROC Conversation, Personal Outcomes, Personal Planning and the HOPE Toolkit. The recovery coaching approach is embedded within the learning style of all training sessions.
If you would like more information on the additional training sessions please get in touch.
Recent I.ROC training with new I.ROC practitioners in Brussels.