Trauma-informed recovery oriented approaches
Trauma-informed recovery oriented systems and processes of care prioritise self-determination. Organisations ensure well-supported flexible pathways out of inpatient care, co-designed with the person to maximise strengths of people with lived experience.
- Establishing and implementing personalised and accessible care plans, recovery and wellness plans, and safety plans that outline care preferences and values.
- Coordinating meetings with the person of lived experience, carers, families and kinship groups which includes medical officers and multidisciplinary teams.
- Providing meaningful goal-directed activities specific to a person's overall needs and strengths, rather than determining interventions solely on the presence or absence of risk.
- Promoting activities that enhance the person's ability to engage with others, and to develop coping skills and self-esteem.
- Supporting the person to address the issues that led to their admission – this may require access to other parties, including family and allied health professionals such as psychologists or occupational therapists as well as peer workers and non-government organisations.
- Reporting on the person’s progress to the person of lived experience, carers, families and kinship groups as well as medical officers and multidisciplinary teams.
- Structure ward systems and activities to improve person of lived experience safety, experience and outcomes – for instance, orientating people to the unit (for example, using video orientation) to support wayfinding, establishing flexible visiting hours and allowing access to mobile phones.