The Recovery Star tool, which was recommended by the Department of Health New Horizons programme (2009), has been developed for use in adult services. As a key-working tool it enables staff to support individuals they work with to understand their recovery and plot their progress. As an outcomes tool it enables organisations to measure and assess the effectiveness of the services they deliver.
The Mental Health Recovery Star covers ten key areas:
1.Managing mental health
2.Physical health and self care
9.Identity & self-esteem
10.Trust and hope