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, make recovery plans and track 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, by ‘housing’ all the RAS-DS resources together in one place.
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 more than a decade. 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