Citizenship and Community Inclusion: Why it Matters and What We’ve Learned From Around the World

The Yale University Program for Recovery and Community Health team organized a Deparment of Psychiatry Grand Round to present the Citizenship 5Rs (rights, roles, resources, responsibilities, and relationships) and belonging framework, and how they influence policies, research, and intervention programs implemented around the world. The Grand Round was also in recognition of Professor Michael Rowe. You can watch it here.

Participation in the international conference “Refocus on Recovery 2023” (Nottingham).

On September 6th and 7th, Francesc Gómez Morales and Anna Ballesteros Urpí, who collaborate in the “Citizenship as Mental Health” project, attended the international conference “Refocus on Recovery 2023” in Nottingham. GR1P proposed a paradigm shift in the evaluation of mental health interventions: measuring citizenship as the main outcome and considering symptoms only as determinants, among many others. Francesc Gómez Morales gave a half-hour presentation in a plenary session that aroused much interest and a lively debate around the concept […]

Is it possible to change the paradigm in psychiatric hospitalization?

We have participated in the conclusion day of the 2022‑2023 academic year of the Catalan Society of Psychiatry and Mental Health (SCPSM). During the event, we served as moderators for a panel discussion that focused on significant topics such as open-door hospitalizations, Zero Restraint policies, and reflections around the restrictive levels of resources.

Training in Participatory Research

We have carried out a training aimed at the research community that is part of the Xarxa TECSAM. Two sessions, held on May 5 and 12, about the beginnings and evolution of participatory research in the field of mental health. A total of 7.5 hours aimed at including the vision of people with their own experience, and presenting the options to incorporate them into different modalities and research projects.

Applied research in contexts of transformation of mental health care systems

Choosing psychological research as a profession in Spain is not an easy path in general. Within it, the option for applied research lines within transformative contexts present added challenges. In this presentation we want to offer some clues for students who are considering starting research paths in applied fields. Project development experiences are offered that are committed to the transformation of beliefs, attitudes and practices of mental health professionals in the context of the institutional transformations initiated by the International […]

Meeting on Mental Health Rights

We participated in the meeting on Mental Health Rights, organized by Mental Health Catalonia, with the conference: Legal perspective and citizenship model: an essential combination to guarantee mental health rights. If you have run out of space, you can see it at Youtube Consult the program

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Training for Mental Health Residents

Training given on March 29, 2023 to the MIR, PIR and EIR of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands, within the framework of their R1 theoretical training. It is a block of theoretical and experiential training in mental health entrusted to Federació Veus, Activament and Salut Mental Catalunya. This presentation corresponds to the theoretical block “Historical perspective and recovery model” and consists of the following sections: Background to the Recovery movement Recovery Concept Principles and criticisms How to work from Recovery Beyond Recovery: […]

Social inequalities and mental health: Promoting social justice. Seville

The talk showed how social determinants affect mental health… and how to address them. Community resources, strategies and initiatives that combat social inequalities and help promote emotional well-being and prevent mental health problems were made visible. In charge of: Mª José Santos, Coordinator of Projects and Studies at ASAENES Isabel Moragues, specialist in the Knowledge Area of Health, Aid and Emergencies at the Andalusian Red Cross Moderated by: Francisco José Eiroá-Orosa, Ramón y Cajal researcher, University of Barcelona. Member of […]

Integrating peer support into teams

We have given a 4-hour training session on the integration of peer support workers in psychosocial rehabilitation teams in the province of Lleida. Thanks to Gestió de Serveis Sanitaris for the possibility of opening opportunities for peer support.