What helps

Introducing ‘CHIME’

While recovery is a unique and individual experience, evidence* suggests there are some common themes. These can be grouped into the ‘CHIME‘ concept.

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  • Having good relationships and being connected in positive ways to other people. This includes peer support between people with experience of mental health issues, as well as relationships with carers, friends, and family. Positive connections with health professionals and community involvement are also important.

* Conceptual framework for personal recovery in mental health (Leamy et al, 2011)