Leading a recovery-oriented social enterprise

Toby Raeburn, Catherine Hungerford, Jan Sayers, Phil Escott, Violeta Lopez, Michelle Cleary

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Recovery-oriented mental health services promote the principles of recovery, such as hope and optimism, and are characterized by a personalized approach to developing consumer self-determination. Nurse leaders are increasingly developing such services as social enterprises, but there is limited research on the leadership of these programs. Leading a recovery-oriented mental health nurse social enterprise requires visionary leadership, collaboration with consumers and local health providers, financial viability, and commitment to recovery-focused practice. This article describes the framework of an Australian mental health nursing social enterprise, including the service attributes and leadership lessons that have been learned from developing program sustainability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)362-369
Number of pages8
JournalIssues in Mental Health Nursing
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2015

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