RAS-DS has been designed to do 3 things:
- To help consumers to take a leading role in understanding their own recovery progress, and from that, making recovery plans and tracking their recovery over time.
- To help mental health workers to work more collaboratively with consumers, enabling recovery planning to be based on consumers own reporting through the RAS-DS and from conversations that follow around what matters to the individual person.
- To assist services to track recovery outcomes.
The website was developed to make the RAS-DS more accessible for people, to ‘house’ all the RAS-DS resources together in one place and to make ‘results’ easier to calculate (the app does all the work for you) and present them to you in a more user-friendly way.
We hope you enjoy using the RAS-DS and this website!
The RAS-DS has been developed through consumer, researcher and mental health service collaborations over a more than 8 year period. Its development began from the original 41-item Recovery Assessment Scale (RAS) developed in America (Gifford et al. 1995). More details about the RAS-DS can be found in the RAS-DS Manual that you can download from the RAS-DS Resources tab. Contact us for up-to-date details and related peer-reviewed publications.
The RAS-DS Team