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

Academic papers

This page gives references for papers our group has published which do not come from a specific study. You can find references for study-specific papers under Research. 


Overview papers

Insight, survivor research and Mad Studies:

Slade M, Sweeney A Rethinking the concept of insight, World Psychiatry, in press.


Recovery and post-traumatic growth in psychosis:

Slade M, Blackie L, Longden E (2019) Personal growth in psychosis, World Psychiatry, 18, 29-30.


Qualitative investigation of post-traumatic growth:

Slade M, Rennick-Egglestone S, Blackie L, Llewellyn-Beardsley J, Franklin D, Hui A, Thornicroft G, McGranahan R, Pollock K, Priebe S, Ramsay A, Roe D, Deakin E (2019) Post-traumatic growth in mental health recovery: qualitative study of narratives, BMJ Open, 9, e029342.


Empirical evidence about recovery rates and influences:

Slade M, Longden E (2015) Empirical evidence about mental health and recovery, BMC Psychiatry, 15, 285.

Also published as a downloadable booklet


Overview of evidence about recovery-supporting interventions and mis-uses of recovery:

Slade M, Amering M, Farkas M, Hamilton B, O'Hagan M, Panther G, Perkins R, Shepherd G, Tse S, Whitley R (2014) Uses and abuses of recovery: implementing recovery-oriented practices in mental health systems, World Psychiatry, 13, 12-20.


Strengths-based and resource-oriented approaches in psychiatry:

Priebe S, Omer S, Giacco D, Slade M (2014) Resource-oriented therapeutic models in psychiatry – A conceptual review, British Journal of Psychiatry, 204, 256-261.


More on strengths-based approaches:

Tse S, Tsoi E, Hamilton B, O’Hagan M, Shepherd G, Slade M, Whitley R, Petrakis M (2016) Uses of Strength-Based Interventions for people with serious mental illness: A critical review, International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 62, 281-291.


Empirical evidence about recovery:

Slade M (2012) Recovery research: the empirical evidence from England, World Psychiatry, 11, 162-163.


Introduction to an invited issue on recovery internationally:

Slade M, Adams N, O’Hagan M (2012) Recovery: past progress and future challenges, International Review of Psychiatry, 24, 1-4.


Recovery in England:

Perkins R, Slade M (2012) Recovery in England: Transforming statutory services?, International Review of Psychiatry, 24, 29-39.


The link between recovery and wellbeing research:

Slade M (2010) Mental illness and well-being: the central importance of positive psychology and recovery approaches, BMC Health Services Research, 10, 26.

See also the WELLFOCUS Study for more on wellbeing and recovery.


Disclosure and employment

Experience of disclosing a mental health problem in an employment context:

Brohan E, Evans-Lacko S, Henderson C, Murray J, Slade M, Thornicroft G (2014) Disclosure of a mental health problem in the employment context: Qualitative study of beliefs and experiences, Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, 23, 289-300.


Development of a decision aid about disclosure in an employment context:

Brohan E, Henderson C, Slade M, Thornicroft G (2014) Development and preliminary evaluation of a decision aid for disclosure of mental illness to employers, Patient Education and Counseling, 94, 238-242.


Evaluation of the decision aid:

Henderson C, Brohan E, Clement S, Williams P, Lassman F, Schauman F, Dockery L, Farrelly S, Murray J, Murphy C, Slade M, Thornicroft G (2013) Randomised controlled trial of a decision aid to assist decisions on disclosure of mental health status to an employer: feasibility and outcomes, British Journal of Psychiatry, 203, 350-357.


Measuring recovery

Also see INSPIRE in Measures


Measuring distress:

Andrade M, Slade M, Bandeira M, Evans-Lacko S, Komaroff J, Martin D, Mari J, Andreoli S (2016) Subjective distress in a representative sample of outpatients with psychotic disorders, Journal of Affective Disorders, 189, 220-223.


Measuring pro-recovery practice from care plans:

Gilburt H, Slade M, Bird V, Oduola S, Craig T (2013) Promoting recovery-oriented practice in mental health services: quasi-experimental mixed methods study, BMC Psychiatry, 13, 167.


Measuring discrimination:

Brohan E, Clement S, Rose D, Sartorius N, Slade M, Thornicroft G (2013) Development and psychometric evaluation of the Discrimination and Stigma Scale (DISC), Psychiatry Research, 208, 33-40.


Evaluating the STORI measure:

Weeks G, Slade M, Hayward M (2011) A UK validation of the Stages of Recovery Instrument, International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 57, 446-454.


Challenges in measuring recovery:

Slade M (2010) Measuring recovery in mental health services, Israel Journal of Psychiatry, 47, 206-212.


Other publications from the Recovery Research Team

Organisational structures and health inequalities of marginalised communities:

Hui A, Latif A, Hinsliff-Smith K, Chen T (2020) Exploring the impacts of organisational structure, policy and practice on the health inequalities of marginalised communities: illustrative cases from the UK healthcare systemHealth Policy, in press.


Poetry and psychosis experiences:

Pearson M, Rennick-Egglestone S, Winship G (2020) How can poetry support the understanding of psychotic experiences? – A conceptual review, Journal of Recovery in Mental Health, 3, 39-53.


Protocol for review of recovery in children and young people:

Ballesteros-Urpi A, Slade M, Manley D, Pardo-Hernandez H (2019) Conceptual framework for personal recovery in mental health among children and adolescents: A systematic review and narrative synthesis protocol, BMJ Open, 9, e029300.


Recovery training in older adult mental health services:

Daley S, Slade M, Dewey M, Banerjee S A feasibility study of the effects of implementing a staff-level recovery-oriented training intervention older people’s mental health services, Aging and Mental Health, in press.


Recovery in borderline personality disorder:

Ng F, Townsend M, Miller C Jewell M, Grenyer B (2019) The lived experience of recovery in borderline personality disorder: A qualitative study, Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation, 6, 10.


Peer support in an eating club:

Vogel JS, Swart M, Slade M, Bruins J, van der Gaag M, Castelein S (2019) Peer support and skills training through an eating club for people with psychotic disorders: A feasibility study, Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 64, 80-86.


Need for information:

Andrade M, Slade M, Bandeira M, Evans-Lacko S, Martin D, Andreoli S (2018) Need for information in a representative sample of outpatients with schizophrenia disorders, International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 64, 476-481.


Supporting recovery after a hospital stay:

Birken M, Henderson C, Slade M (2018) The development of an occupational therapy intervention for adults with a diagnosed psychotic disorder following discharge from hospital, Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 4, 81.


Recovery and participatory arts:

Stickley T, Wright N, Slade M (2018) The art of recovery: outcomes from participatory arts activities for people using mental health services, Journal of Mental Health, 27, 367-373.


Participatory arts in rural communities:

Hui A, Stickley T, Stubley M, Baker F Project eARTh: Participatory arts and mental health recovery, a qualitative study, Perspectives in Public Health, in press.


Shared decision making:

Slade M (2017) Implementing shared decision making in routine mental health care, World Psychiatry, 16, 146-153.


Systematic review of help-seeking in adolescence:

Rowe S, French R, Henderson P, Ougrin D, Slade M, Moran P (2014) Help-seeking behaviour and adolescent self-harm: a systematic review, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 48, 1083-1095.


Protocol for a study reducing decisional conflict in young people:

Rowe S, French R, Henderson C, Weatherall D, Ougrin D, Slade M, Moran P (2016) Decisional support for young people who self-harm: Protocol for a feasibility trial, BMJ Open, 6, e012161.


And the findings from the trial:

Rowe S, Patel K, French RS, Henderson C, Ougrin D, Slade M, Moran P (2018) Web-based decision-aid to assist help-seeking choices for young people who self-harm: Outcomes from a randomised controlled feasibility trial, JMIR Mental Health, 5, e10.


 Global survey of the mental health ‘treatment gap’:

Copeland J, Thornicroft G, Bird V, Bowis J, Slade M (2014) Global priorities of civil society for mental health services: findings from a 53 country survey, World Psychiatry, 13, 198-200.


Recovery in older adults:

Daley S, Newton D, Slade M, Murray J, Banerjee S (2013) Development of a framework for recovery in older people with mental disorder, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 28, 522-529.


Reducing stigma:

Clement S, Lassman F, Barley E, Evans-Lacko S, Williams P, Yamaguchi S, Slade M, Rüsch N, Thornicroft G (2013) Mass media interventions for reducing mental health-related stigma (Review), Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 7, CD009453.


Evaluating joint crisis plans in people with borderline personality disorder:

Borschmann R, Barrett B, Hellier J, Byford S, Henderson C, Rose D, Slade M, Sutherby K, Szmukler G, Thornicroft G, Hogg J, Moran P (2013) Joint crisis plans for people with borderline personality disorder: feasibility and outcomes in a randomised controlled trial, British Journal of Psychiatry, 202, 357-364.


The need for mainstream solutions to most difficulties experienced by people with mental health problems:

Slade M (2012) Everyday solutions for everyday problems: how mental health systems can support recovery, Psychiatric Services, 63, 702-704.


Empirical evaluation of some common recovery ‘sayings’:

Slade M, Williams J, Bird V, Leamy M, Le Boutillier C (2012) Recovery grows up, Journal of Mental Health, 21, 99-104.


The Personal Recovery Framework:

Slade M (2009) The contribution of mental health services to recovery, Journal of Mental Health, 18, 367-371.