Introducing the new My Mind Star and a new, improved edition of the Recovery Star
My Mind Star – a much needed and timely tool for early intervention with young people
My Mind Star was developed in collaboration with managers, service users and professionals at leading UK children’s charity, Action for Children. It was also piloted by:
- HeadStart Kernow, a Cornwall Council-led partnership programme to develop resilience and mental well-being in young people, funded by the Big Lottery.
- The Community strand of the Learning Partnership for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, a partnership set up in 2001 to maximise the impact of the European Social Fund (ESF)
The results of the pilot were very positive, with 94% of young people agreeing that their complete Star was ‘a good summary of my life right now”.
94% of practitioners agreed that My Mind Star gave them a better idea of the support needs of the young people they support.
“Often young people have not been listened to or given control: completing the Star gives them space and lets them take the lead.”Grainne Hart, Manager of the Choices Service, part of the My Mind Star pilot
Find out more about the My Mind Star here.
The Recovery Star (4th Edition)
This is a new and improved edition, drawing on independent research and feedback from service users, keyworkers and organisations.
The new edition retains the person-centred, strengths based approach of previous editions but with even more accessible language, incorporating trauma-informed thinking and fuller acknowledgement of the impact of external factors.
There is fuller recognition of the necessity of on-going support for enduring and severe conditions. It is backed by a report on independent research into the psychometric properties and a review of literature supporting the Journey of Change and choice of outcome areas.
Find out more about the new Recovery Star here.
Both Stars were launched at the Govconnect Mental Health 2019 Conference at the Royal Society of Medicine on 26th September.
If you have any questions about our new Stars, any queries about transitioning between the Recovery Star 3rd Edition and the new Edition, or you would just like find out more about how the Stars can support your service users, keyworkers and organisation, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0) 207 272 8765.