Recovery Star

The Recovery Star developed by the Association of Mental Health Providers (formely the Mental Health Providers Forum), is an outcomes measure which enables people using services to measure their own recovery progress, with the help of mental health workers or others.

The ‘star’ contains ten areas covering the main aspects of people’s lives, including living skills, relationships, work and identity and self-esteem. Service users set their personal goals within each area and measure over time how far they are progressing towards these goals. This can help them identify their goals and what support they need to reach them, and ensure they are making progress, however gradual, which itself can encourage hope.

The Recovery Star enables staff to support individuals they work with to understand their recovery and plot their progress. The Recovery Star also enables organisations to measure and assess the effectiveness of the services they deliver.

The Association is no long able to offer Mental Health Recovery Star resources, but if you would like more information on how to access these, please contact the Association at

Recovery Star

Core dimensions of the Recovery Star

  1. Managing mental health
  2. Physical health & self-care
  3. Living skills
  4. Social networks
  5. Work
  6. Relationships
  7. Addictive behaviour
  8. Responsibilities
  9. Identity & self-esteem
  10. Trust & hope