Issue 7 of On Our Way: Recovery News carries on from the last issue as Our Continuing Exploration.
Welcome to the seventh edition of “On Our Way: Recovery News”. Previous issues have featured cover stories regarding initiatives at South and Northeast Mental Health Teams. This issue continues the exploration of what is happening at the teams with a look at Peer Run Groups at the Kitsilano-Fairview Team. We also explore the theme of people living with mental illness making a difference with an article on the emergence of survivor groups in BC, an article on peer support, and also some brief information on the peer run website “Spotlight on Mental Health”. As well, this issue includes information on the new and soon to be widely used Client Self-Appraisal of Needs and Interests (CSA) tool, and an update on the work of the Recovery Advisory Committee. “Perspectives Pages” – featuring an article by Sandra MacKay, a poem from Tokyo by Izumi Nagasawa, and a moving article on recovery from family member, Pat Parker.