Our Recovery Approach

FFG Recovery Approach

Forward Focused operates within a strength based, psychosocial rehabilitation framework, with a focus on supports that are recovery focused, strengths based and that are culturally appropriate.

The Star is an evidence-based tool that supports to prompt discussion to identify your strengths, what areas would make most difference to you, develop SMART goals that identify how you can achieve these. It allows you and your Mental Health Recovery Worker to measure distance travelled towards the goals you have set, rather than just whether or not the goal has been achieved.


  • Specific – How, with who, when and where
  • Measurable – evidence of goals being achieved
  • Achievable – resources, skills, time
  • Realistic – resources, sustainable, barriers
  • Time-bound – due or end date, review dates
Recovery coaching steps: stuck, accepting help, believing, learning and self-reliance

Domains of the star

  • Managing Tenancy and Accomodation
  • Mental and Physical Health
  • Relationships and Self Care
  • Living Skills and Social Networks
  • Work and Responsibilities
  • Addictive Behaviour
  • Identity and Self Esteem
  • Trust and Hope

We support you to achieve SMART goals in areas of your life that meet your needs.

To provide a basis that supports individual recovery planning Forward Focused uses the Outcomes Star (the Star) as one of its main tools to develop an Individual Recovery Plan.

points on the recovery star: motivation, self-care, living skills, relationships, drug and alcohol, emotional and physical health, accomodation and tenancy.

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