Research into Recovery and Wellbeing

A website about the work of the recovery research team at the Institute of Mental Health

The University of Nottingham

About this website has been created for researchers, mental health professionals, policy makers, people with personal experience of mental health problems and their families, and anyone who is interested in recovery and wellbeing in the field of mental health.

The primary aim of the website is to give information about the research carried out by the recovery research team at the Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham (previously the Section for Recovery at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London), and to give information about other activities of the recovery research team.

The site also includes resources that have been produced by the recovery research team and by our collaborators.

The inclusion of information on this site is at the discretion of Professor Mike Slade (Head of the recovery research team).

Terms used on this website
We realise there are different views about how best to describe mental health problems, people with mental health problems and their family members in a non-stigmatising and non-stereotypical way. We also realise there are many personal preferences involved in the choice of words.

On this website, we mostly write about people – people who have experience of mental health problems, or people who have been given a specific diagnosis. Sometimes we use the term service user or lived experience, though we acknowledge that not everyone feels comfortable with these terms.

Copyright and disclaimer
The reproduction of written material is permitted if it is acknowledged that is the source.

The recovery research team at the Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham, accepts no responsibility for loss arising from reliance on information contained in this site.


There are a number of shortcut addresses that take visitors directly to the relevant page on this website. They are: for Refocus on Recovery conference 2014 for Recovery Research Network for REFOCUS programme for WELLFOCUS for INSPIRE for Camberwell Assessment of Need for Threshold Assessment Grid 

page updated 28 December 2015