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  2. The concept of recovery is more fully explored in the document, Recovery. A Guide for the Future. in preparation by Queensland Health.

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  5. Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care (2000) National Action Plan for Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention for Mental Health. Mental Health and Special Programs Branch, Canberra.

  6. This work is adapted from Curtis LC (1997) New directions: International overview of best practices in recovery and rehabilitation for people with serious mental illness. A Discussion Paper Prepared for the New Zealand Mental Health Commission. Burlington, VT, Center for Community Change.

  7. Australian Health Ministers. (2003) National Mental Health Plan 2003-2008. Canberra: Australian Government.

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  10. See information from the United Kingdom National Health Service. Supporting people with Long Term Conditions on the NatPaCT website (www.natpact.info)

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  12. Thanks to the Australian Mental Health Consumer Network for developing definitions of consumer roles.

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  19. WA Transcultural Mental Health Centre (2003) Cultural Awareness Assessment Tool. The URL is no longer available.

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  25. See the Bouverie Centre: Victoria's Family Institute website (www.bouverie.org.au).

  26. See the Mental Health Outcomes and Assessment Tools section on the NSW Ministry of Health website (www.health.nsw.gov.au) http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/mhdao/data_management.asp#para_0

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  32. See the Stepping Stone Clubhouse website (www.steppingstoneclubhouse.org.au).

  33. See the grow website (www.grow.net.au).

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