Mental Illness and Well-Being: The Central Importance of Positive Psychology and Recovery Approaches

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BioMed Central Ltd

This article explains that if health services focus on increasing well-being, rather than treating illness, then health workers need new approaches to working with individuals. For mental health services, this will involve the incorporation of emerging knowledge from recovery and from positive psychology into education and training for all mental health professionals, and changes to some long-established working practices.

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