The peer-run course Recovery Is Up to You was developed in 1996 in the Netherlands by clients and two mental health professionals for people with major psychiatric problems. Groups are led by two trained course instructors who are in an advanced state of their recovery process and are prior course participants. They closely follow a standardized manual and workbook. The course consists of 12 weekly two-hour sessions. Each session has the same structure and is organized around a specific, recovery-related theme. Examples of themes are personal experiences of recovery, making choices about care or daily problems, and getting social support. Themes are discussed in a group setting, individuals share their experiences with the group, and skills are practiced. Important elements of the course are the presence of role models, psychoeducation and illness management, learning from each other's experiences, social support, and homework assignments.