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MENTAL HEALTH RECOVERY-ORIENTED PRACTICE: Placing value on lived experience and supporting individual recovery journeys.

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Alison Bell
One full day
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Live Webcast
Access for 120 day(s) after program date.


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Living with a mental health condition can impact on a person’s life and that of their family, often leading to pain, loss and isolation. Mental health conditions can affect many areas of life including relationships, physical health, employment and financial security. Recovery begins when the resolve to regain and rebuild becomes a determination. This is also when a sound support network is imperative to the process which may include family, friends, health professionals and community in its varying aspects.

Recovering from mental health conditions does not just mean ‘getting better’ or finding a ‘cure’’; it is also about moving into a satisfying and fulfilling life. For many, recovery is full of twists and turns, ups and downs, as the journey is not always a straight and direct route. The process of recovery can be enlightening as people learn about themselves in a new light and understand their own strengths and qualities that are helping them on their unique recovery journey.

The purpose of this workshop is to provide a context for understanding recovery in relation to mental health. The workshop aims to highlight the principles underpinning recovery and recovery-oriented support. The value of the lived experience and the importance of promoting self-determinations will be a focus of the workshop. The workshop will be structured around a set of  handouts, which will include up-to-date resources as well as tools for assessing recovery needs and supporting wellness.



PDP Live Webcast - One full day

Our continuing professional development events meet the quality standard recognised by many relevant
professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, mental health
nursing, community work, counselling, psychotherapy and more. 

This event provides 6 hours of live interactive training and participants are required to complete the quiz in order to retrieve their certificate of completion. 

We recommend checking with your association for the correct calculation of points for this event. 


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Registered Nurse, BA (Psychology), Diploma Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Certificate IV Training and Assessment

Alison Bell has a background in Nursing and Psychology and has worked in the alcohol and other drug and mental health fields since 1987. She has been facilitating training on topics including Motivational Interviewing, mental health, addictions and gambling. Known as an enthusiastic and engaging trainer with a passion for providing participants with an opportunity to reflect on their work practices and to enhance their skills for supporting people to change. Alison has been involved in the development of motivational interviewing since 1989, when she became involved in researching the clinical application of the model in collaboration with Dr Stephen Rollnick at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre. Alison has published a number of papers and book chapters, particularly in relation to the application of motivational interviewing in health care settings. Having conducted hundreds of training courses on motivational interviewing for a broad range of groups, Alison is considered to be among the leading trainers on this subject in Australia

Registration Details

Registration fee:  $199 

Recorded version available to view for 3 months after event. 

Attendance Certificate for 6 hours of interactive training.  

Additional​ viewer: $99 

Watch the event with the Primary Participant as part of a group (on same device)

Attendance Certificate for 6 hours of interactive training.


This seminar provides 6 hours for CPD points.   

Reminders will be sent prior to your live webcast event with a link to your account at where you will see your purchased webcasts. 

You will need a steady internet connection, and a device such as a computer, tablet or phone upon which to view and participate.

N.B. The recording of this event will be available in your account approximately 15 days from the date of the webcast and will remain accessible then for a full three months. 


Learning objectives of this training:

  1. Understanding the context of recovery and recovery-oriented practice
  2. Exploring principles underpinning mental health recovery
  3. Discussing strategies and tools for supporting recovery
  4. Addressing challenges to recovery
  5. Exploring the role of supports for recovery.

Placing value on lived experience and supporting individual recovery journeys are essential when working with people living with mental health conditions.”  Alison Bell

How will you benefit from attending this training?

  • Gain a greater understanding mental health recovery
  • Identify the core principles of recovery-oriented practice   
  • Increase confidence in assessing recovery needs
  • Build an awareness of strategies for supporting wellness
  • Work more effectively with the care network to support mental health recovery


Morning Session (includes a short break)

  • The context of mental health recovery
  • Principles of recovery
  • Foundations of recovery-oriented practice

Afternoon Session (includes a short break)

  • Tools for assessing recovery needs
  • Strategies for supporting recovery
  • Natural and professional support for mental health recovery


​Evaluation and quiz - your payment includes a quiz which when completed with a minimum of 80% correct answers, will enable you to download your Attendance Certificate.

To complete the quiz, please log into your account at and click the orange "Certificate" button under the program's title.

For live webcasts, post-tests must be completed within one month of viewing the program.

Target Audience

This seminar has been designed to extend the clinical knowledge and applied skill of Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Coaches, Psychologists, Hypnotherapists, Social Workers, Community Workers, Mental Health Nurses and Psychiatrists.

Webcast Schedule

Session One :      ​9:15 AM– 10:50 AM

Break :                 10:50 AM – 11:10 AM

Session Two :      11:10 AM – 12:45 AM

Lunch Break :      12:45 PM – 1:30 PM

Session Three :   1:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Break :                 2:45 PM – 3:00 PM

Session Four:      3:00 PM – 4:15 PM

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