A focus on recovery remains our central theme in all that we do, whether this is delivering services, raising awareness or contributing to national policy discussions.

Recovery is the realisation of a meaningful and fulfilling life in the presence or absence of any mental health problems.

All our work aims to ensure that we remain hopeful and focused on positive outcomes for people with mental health problems. Over the years we have heard many stories from service users of both small and large steps they have taken to achieving a better life for themselves. Click here to read some Recovery Stories.

About Personalisation

Personalisation of services means that rather than presuming that “one size fits all”, it is essential to enable people to have care and support built around their personal needs, choices and aspirations.

Ensuring that people move from being (passive) recipients of pre-determined services to being active participants in shaping the support that meets their needs, aspirations and chosen lifestyle. Click here to read more about Personalisation and I.ROC

For some people personalisation will be about having effective, reliable and consistent services, such as our Nova Projects or Plan 2 Change Peer Mentoring. For others it will be the opportunity to utilise informal support networks more effectively with the knowledge that expert back-up support will be available during times of crisis or difficulty. And for others it will be the availability of knowledge, information and skills training that will enable self-management of their personal situation.

Such systems allow people to influence, plan and have more individually tailored services that can fade in and fade out as required. Services that develop people’s potential to self manage their own mental health and wellbeing are also being planned and thought about so that people can develop the knowledge, skills and opportunities to be more in control of their lives. Penumbra is very keen to explore these issues with people who use our services in the coming years.

A focus on recovery remains our central theme in all that we do, whether this is delivering services, raising awareness or contributing to national policy discussions.

Recovery is the realisation of a meaningful and fulfilling life in the presence or absence of any mental health problems.