Mental illness and its associated disabilities create barriers to integrating with the community and progressing from dependence to wellness. Victoria House supports the strength-based recovery model from mental illness.
Our organisation has adopted the strengths-based recovery model alongside the South Canterbury District Health Board.
- We encourage people to identify their wants and desires and to write them as goals, with small, measureable, realistic steps (objectives) to achieve individual goals.
- We assist people in identifying and connecting with resources and services within their community. We generate options and choices and link them to desired resources.
- We help people to achieve their goals through supportive actions, education, problem-solving, role modelling and experiential practicing in natural settings.