Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2022;13:77-81. doi: 10.5958/2394-2061.2022.00012.X. Epub 2023 Jul 13.

Recovery facilitation services in a mental health setting: the Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (IMHANS) model.

TM S, B J, Babu TT, T R, Rathnakaran A, G R, Khaleel MI, Uthaman SP, Tom J.


Chronic psychiatric illnesses cause disability. The language of recovery is now widely used globally in mental health policy, services, and research. This concept of recovery is relatively new to Indian mental health settings. The Recovery Facilitation Services initiated at the Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (IMHANS), Kozhikode (Calicut), Kerala, South India, follows a framework for service delivery based on sound principles of psychosocial rehabilitation. This paper elaborates on the rationale, the design, financial aspects, challenges encountered, and general observations regarding the effectiveness of the working of this service.


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