Leading a Recovery-oriented Social Enterprise

Leading a Recovery-oriented Social Enterprise

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.

JOURNAL: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
VOLUME: 36
ISSUE: 5
PAGES: 362-369
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015
LOCATION: Australia