Psychosocial rehabilitation is a term more often used in relation to the recovery and rehabilitation of people with significant mental health problems, e.g. after discharge from psychiatric services. However, there are plenty of other people, who might benefit from psychosocial rehabilitation; people who struggle to adjust to a life with chronic long-term conditions may be in need of formal psychosocial rehabilitation.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the issue of chronic long-term conditions is now one of the foremost challenging problems for health care services around the world. When acquiring a chronic long-term condition people typically have to make changes to their lifestyle to a greater or lesser degree, i.e. adjust to living with their condition.