Beyond Employment: A Broader Vision Linking Activity and Participation to Health, Well-Being, and Recovery

Terry Krupa, Sandra Moll, Ellie Fossey

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Employment is a well-recognized and important indicator of recovery from mental illness. However, a broad range of personally and socially meaningful activity and participation opportunities, beyond paid employment, can be valuable for those in recovery. Facilitating access to these opportunities necessitates pivoting practice toward a broader understanding of activity and participation experiences associated with recovery, health, and well-being and further developing evidence-informed practices. Moreover, there is a need for advocacy to advance engagement in a broad range of activity and participation opportunities that is grounded in the principles of social justice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)956-958
Number of pages3
JournalPsychiatric Services
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2020


  • health promotion
  • psychosocial
  • Recovery
  • rehabilitation

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