A toolkit for facilitating recovery-transformation of services

Walk the Talk provides concrete tools for facilitating the process of implementing Chapter 6 of the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s Guidelines for Recovery-Oriented Practice.

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A bottom-up approach to transformation

Chapter 6 and its four sub-guidelines are all about transforming services and systems towards a recovery-orientation. Walk the Talk helps organisations to make their own choices around what to implement from these guidelines and how.


The toolkit is not just a list of actions, but a how-to resource to be used by a designated facilitator.


Implementation science concepts are integrated into practical actions and activities that streamline the process.


Recovery-oriented principles such as choice and empowerment are incorporated at every opportunity.

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“What an exciting and inspirational journey working as an Implementation Team member of “Walk the Talk Toolkit”! As an advocate for the recovery philosophy and recovery-oriented mental health services for 30 years, it is with joy that I commend to you this evidenced-based implementation toolkit. Your organisation will never be the same once you commit to the principles and values of recovery. Recovery is possible. Hope changes everything!”
Chris Summerville, CEO of Schizophrenia Society of Canada

The toolkit has three sections – explore them here!