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What is INCRESE?

Inventory of Characteristics of Recovery Stories (INCRESE) is an instrument to characterise mental health recovery narratives. It has been developed as part of the NEON Programme.

Download INCRESE 

You can download INCRESE as a PDF here and as a usable Word document here.

Worked examples of three diverse, publicly-available narratives coded using INCRESE can be downloaded below:

Example 1

Example 2

Example 3


The reference for INCRESE is:

Llewellyn-Beardsley J, Barbic S, Rennic-Egglestone S, Ng F, Roe J, Hui A, Franklin D, Deakin E, Hare-Duke L, Slade M INCRESE: Development of an Inventory to Characterize Recorded Mental Health Recovery Narratives, Journal of Recovery in Mental Health, in press.