Sandy Jeffs has used poetry, and storytelling to share her lived experience of mental health and illness. She is a prize-winning poet and author who has lived with schizophrenia for 35 years.
The lived experience of people like Sandy Jeffs is the focus of, and reflected in, policy documents like the National framework for recovery-oriented mental health services: guide for practitioners and providers (https://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/mental-pubs-n-recovgde )
Explain how the lived experience of Sandy Jeffs, as told through stories and poetry, enable mental health professionals to align their practice with the recovery principles as outlined in the National Recovery framework for recovery orientated mental health services.
In your discussion you need to address the following:
• The concept of the lived experience of mental health and illness;
• The concept of recovery in the experience of mental health and illness;
• An outline of the main ideas from the National framework for recovery-oriented mental health services: guide for practitioners and providers; https://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/mental-pubs-n-recovgde
• Provide examples from the work of Sandy Jeffs to illustrate your argument about how mental health professionals can implement recovery orientated practice.