We developed this workbook because many people said they didn’t know how to get started on the area of recovery they had selected after doing the RAS-DS. If you have chosen to get in the driver’s seat and take control of your mental health recovery, but are struggling a bit with how to get started, we hope you find this workbook helpful.
This workbook assumes only two things:
- That you are on your mental health recovery journey
- That you’ve already filled in the RAS-DS (Recovery Assessment Scale Domains and Stages)
Depending on your scores, some modules in this workbook may be more or less relevant to you at the moment. In order to keep things simple, it’s been divided into the same four sections as the RAS-DS. It’s worth noting at this point that you don’t need to do this entire workbook, or do it in order.
Click the link above if you want to download the whole workbook (warning – it is pretty large!)
Note: If you find that this version is too "Australian" in the language, please contact us to request a version modified by staff from a program in the United States or a version modified by staff from a program in the United Kingdom.
Want to live a satisfying life full of meaning and value? Great! This is the module for you. Because the way we spend our time is critical to our well-being, it's essential that we do things that bring purpose, good health, pleasure, fun and balance to our lives. Doing Things I Value focuses on doing things you value and enjoy, and adding healthy and constructive elements to your routine.
Are you feeling hopeful about your recovery? Do you understand that a mental health issue does not define you? This module can help you to develop the skills and attitudes you will need to play an active role in your own recovery and plan effectively for your future well-being.
Understanding how to manage our mental health issues is key to living the life we want. This module doesn’t just help you to understand and manage your illness, but to MASTER it. It will help you to become the world’s greatest expert in YOU!
We all need people we can trust and depend on. While having the support of mental health workers is important, it’s best if they don’t make up our entire support network. This module focuses on building friendships, forming community connections, and nurturing the relationships that are most helpful to you.