September 26, 2018

RECOVER-E (LaRge-scalE implementation of COmmunity based mental health care for people with seVere and Enduring mental ill health in EuRopE), project funded by H2020 programme, has as one of its aims, to implement recovery-oriented care by recognizing the value of experiential knowledge through including peer experts as members of the multidisciplinary Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs).

CMHTs are multidisciplinary teams including staff from the hospital (nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists) plus peer experts (persons with lived experience). CMHTs will be implemented by RECOVER-E in 5 different EU sites: Zagreb (Croatia), Kotor (Montenegro) Suceava (Romania), Skopje (Macedonia), and Sofia (Bulgaria). CMHTs will provide care (to people with SMI) based on a locally adapted version of the Flexible Assertive Community Treatment (F-ACT) service delivery model.

The expert team of RECOVER-E has developed an innovative on-site training for the first training session in Zagred, based on a previous situational analysis and a needs assessment report. The training comprises different topics of interest for the CMTHs ranging from Human Rights and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to Transfer of skills from clinic to home, recovery and crisis resolution.

RECOVER-E training, 40 hours of duration, will be delivered by an international panel of experts recruited from Stichting Trimbos-instituut (project coordinator), Stichting GGZ Noord-Holland-Noord, and Fundación Mundo Bipolar and will include lectures, practical exercises and group discussions, having a focus on the integration of the peer expertise on the CMHT.

Contact: Michiel Nijsen