“Building citizenship”: Training and participation strategies for people with serious mental disorders

Traditionally, people with mental health problems have been socially relegated and excluded, having few opportunities to participate in their treatments, in the management of the resources that serve them or in the community in which they live. The new recovery models, closely linked to international Human Rights movements, recognize the importance of the participation of users of mental health services. Encouraging the participation of users, not only implies complying with a right that people have, but also carries with it […]

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Learnings and reflections of the Activa’t project from of the first-person research point of view

Presentation at the ENMESH: Managing mental health system complexity, 13th Conference of European Network for Mental health Service Evaluation. The Activa’t project has meant a large-scale implementation of public policies aimed at introducing the recovery model in a highly but sparsely populated territory, as complex as Catalonia. The process of implementation of this project and other sister initiatives such as the Obertament campaign against stigma, has gone hand in hand with a rebirth and strengthening of the first-person mental health […]

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