Priory Events

24 Feb

What do we mean by Recovery in Mental Health?

19:30 PM

Priory Lane


SW15 5JJ


Contact name: Nick Hazell

Contact email:

Contact mobile: 07827 850 341

The concept of recovery has influenced mental health policy, training and practice in recent years and has the potential for bringing about positive change in mental health services as well as improving individual outcomes. Nevertheless there continues to be disagreement and confusion about what is actually meant by the term recovery and it can be misunderstood and misused.  This talk will examine the concept of recovery, describe how it can be applied in everyday practice and suggest that it is a helpful and meaningful concept in all branches of medicine, not just psychiatry.

Dr Michael Phelan is joining the Priory Roehampton in February 2015. He has worked as a general adult consultant psychiatrist at Charing Cross Hospital since 1995 and until recently was the Deputy Medical Director and a Clinical Director at West London Mental Health NHS Trust. His research interests have included the evaluation of community mental health services and issues around the physical health of people with severe mental illness.  

The seminar is predominantly for GPs however if space is available we allow other medical professionals.

Please email or contact him on 07827 850 341 to confirm your attendance.