This board game was created to help families that people recovering from psychosis and their family learn about self care and managing the illness in recovery. By playing the game as a family, all family members can learn how to reduce stress and other environmental factors to promote recovery.
Engaging the whole family in a creative task can be helpful to get people of different ages and abilities working together as a team. It was developed as part of a project for the BC Schizophrenia Society and BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information, with consultation from staff at the Fraser South Early Psychosis Intervention program.
Please see below for a link to the game on the BC Schizophrenia Society website. Sophia Kelly of Tailored Tech created the concept, game board, cards, rules and assembly instructions, along with all related design. Sophia has professional graduate-level training and experience as an art therapist, and used that training and experience to design the game. Her work on the Recovery Cup was featured in the May 2006 BC Art Therapy Association Journal
With the instructions and files linked below, families and professionals will be able to create their own physical copy of the game to use. http://www.bcss.org/2006/05/08/the-recovery-cup-board-game-for-families/
In 2016 we were hired to create a first nations adapted version of the game. The files are below: