Our recovery approach
Our approach requires a different relationship between the people we support and our teams - one where openness, trust, and honesty are crucial.
SIL’s support model is designed to empower people and to challenge and break the dependencies and expectations that can result from more traditional delivery models.
Roberts & Wolfson (2004) characterised this approach as a shift from staff who are seen as remote and in a position of expertise and authority, to those who behave more like a personal coach or trainer.
A strengths and asset-based approach
We believe that with the right support, people can recover from mental ill health, and that this capacity is inherent to the individual. Our role is to support them in developing the strengths they need to break away from the role and identity of 'patient'.
“We help them on their way. Seeing someone actually progress with their life, and show the initiative and drive to want to do it – I find that really rewarding.”
Jonathan, Service Manager
With this belief at our core, we’ve adopted an asset-based approach to our support that focuses on developing individual confidence and resilience. Our services are run by knowledgeable, experienced, and well-supported colleagues who intuitively flex their approach around each individual. Our teams have the insight and expertise to step up when greater support is needed, but also step back and deliver just the right level of support to build strength, independence and self-confidence.
“There’s no judgment, you know, which was really good. It helped a lot, knowing I could go to them if I had a problem.”
Jack, service user