Peer support and peer involvement in strategy development – practical implications and different experiences worldwide!

Host/co-host

Regional Knowledge Center for Mental Health within Region Västra Götaland
NSPHiG – Swedish Partnership for Mental Health in Gothenburg
Trimbos institute, Netherlands institute on Mental Health and Addiction

TREE – International User Research Center on Recovery, Empowerment and Experiential Expertise

SRN – Scottish Recovery Network

About the host/co-host

Regional Knowledge Center for Mental Health is a policy making body with the goal to implement evidence based care within psychiatry and primary care within Region Västra Götaland. Region Västra Götaland is a tax funded provider of health care in western Sweden.
NSPHiG is a service user-led organization. NSPHiG is organized as a network of different service user-organizations for patients, users and next of kin, within the mental health field.
Trimbos Institute is an international, non-profit research and knowledge center on Mental Health and Addiction
TREE is an international network of scientist-users which aims at developing experiential knowledge.
The Scottish Recovery Network (SRN) is a non-profit initiative working in Scotland and beyond. Our aim is to place the experience of recovery at the centre of life, practice and policy. We act as a catalyst for change by sharing ideas and practice.

Location

Gothenburg, Sweden

Theme of this match

Peer support is a growing worldwide phenomenon within the mental health sector. There are many different experiences and various practical implications ready to be shared and discussed!
Are you:
– interested in finding out how peer support has been implemented in a range of circumstances and what made it effective
– already working with peer support and want to explore how to build on the strengths of your existing practice
– interested in sharing your experience of overcoming the challenges to peer support and learning from others
– passionate about placing lived experience at the centre of strategy?

…then this is the match for you!

The Match will focus on how YOU as leaders can work to:
– maintain the core values of peer support
– manage the risk of co-option when working with a range of professional groups
– build good collaborations between the health care sector and the service user-led organizations based on mutual respect and understanding
– influence strategic development
– develop career pathways that support learning and development whether peers are based in statutory or peer led organizations?
– explore the value of recovery approaches and peer support for all mental health staff
– explore the development and implementation of quality assurance for peer support
– develop an understanding of how peer support and other enabling approaches can support recovery innovation e.g through recovery colleges.

Travel information

Travel Information IIMHL Matches Gothenburg

Maximum capacity

30 participants

More information about our work in this field

Regional Knowledge Center for Mental Health is tasked with the goal to implement evidence based care within psychiatry and primary care within Region Västra Götaland. The collaboration between the region of Västra Götaland and NSPHiG has been intense over the last years. This has led these two to jointly develop a regional strategy for mental health together with the local authorities in Västra Götaland. One practical approach developed within this collaboration is peer support.

NSPHiG is a network of organizations for patients, users and next of kin within the psychiatric field. We see ourselves – patients, users and next of kin – as a resource that is both essential and indispensable for the development of health care, support and treatment in society. We are currently running a pilot on peer support, together with the Regional Knowledge Center for Mental Health, where peer support is implemented and developed within the psychiatric care.

Trimbos Institute is an international, non-profit research and knowledge center on Mental Health and Addiction. The mission of the Trimbos Institute is to contribute to the improvement of mental health by sharing knowledge. The Trimbos Institute seeks to enhance the quality of life of the population by engaging in the development and application of knowledge about mental health, addictions, and associated physical illnesses, both in the Netherlands and abroad.

TREE is an international network of scientist-users which aims at developing experiential knowledge.

The Scottish Recovery Network (SRN) is a non-profit initiative working in Scotland and beyond. Our vision is a Scotland where mental health recovery is real for everyone in every community. Our aims are:
1. To work with others to support communities and the people within them to achieve their recovery potential,
2. To support and share recovery learning and approaches, and
3. To place lived experience at the centre of health and social policy in Scotland.

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