Josiah is a 24 year-old man referred by his GP for depression. The
referral states that Josiah drinks 6-10 units of alcohol daily and is on anti-depressant medication. He has a mental health care plan and sees a social worker once a month but has recently separated from his partner and has been having suicidal thoughts.
Developing a recovery plan
1. Outline Josiah's issues.
Josiah has no friends and is isolated, she makes do with her paintings and drawing. She has only her bedroom to paint in. She doesn't have a job so is supported by her mother.
2. From the case study, outline a possible recovery plan. Include:
a. Options that are available to assist Josiah to make changes in her life.
b. Some goals for Josiah and strategies she could use to achieve them
c. Other types of services that you might use or refer to in order to meet Josiah's needs.
d. Barriers Josiah might experience in the implementation of the recovery plan.
3. Describe and discuss how will you collaborate/work with Josiah to:
a. Develop the recovery plan
b. Ensure the recovery plan meets her ongoing needs and goals.
4. Give examples of some strategies that build on Josiah's strengths.
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