The Road to Recovery
What is Recovery?
For many people, the concept of recovery is about staying in control of their life despite experiencing a mental health problem. Read more from Mental Health Foundation here!
What is the Vocational Pathway?
The aim of the Vocational Pathway is to work with those who would like to return to education or work as part of the recovery. This pathway offers a flexible approach, which will designed around the person to explore and develop an individual’s aspirations around future work and education.
What will happen?
A meeting will be arranged with an Occupational Therapist to talk about an individuals journey, where they are now, what strengths they have which may support their future goals. This would also give the opportunity to talk about possible challenges the individual may face.
From this appointment a range of opportunities can be offered. This may be working with an Occupational Therapist, a Support Worker or a Peer Support Worker to build work skills, develop motivation and routine. This may lead to the individual also going along to take part in other services and activities within the local community, e.g. Sunderland Volunteer Centre, Shaw Trust, Springboard Training,Washington Mind, Sunderland Art Studio.
Positive Service User Journeys
Some users of the Vocational Pathway would like to share their personal experiences: