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ENTER Webinar 2023:2
Recovery in Mental Health: What’s up in Europe?
Date: Tuesday 25th April 2023 5-7 pm CET

ENTER held the second of its ENTER Semester 1 Webinar series on the thematic of recovery-oriented approaches which on the 25th April 2023 5-7pm CET.  The first webinar on Child and youth mental health issues was on the 21st February 2023. You can find the recording of here: Webinar 2023:1 Child and Adolescent MH | entermentalhealthnet.


Webinar Theme:

Over the last decades recovery-oriented practices in mental health have increased and there are debates about how to conceptualize recovery. This webinar explored current issues of recovery in mental health, in terms of social, personal, clinical recovery, or alternatively new understandings of recovery emerging. Recovery is a holistic approach that considers social needs, empowerment and hope, and the webinar will welcome research from different perspectives whether it is user-led, related to severe mental illness or in the community.  Our speakers for the webinar were:

David Crepaz-Keay: “Recovery in the UK - where next?” The recovery movement has been around in the UK for over a decade. This presentation will explore the current state of thinking on recovery, identify some of the challenges and lessons learned,  and suggest some constructive ways forward.

  • Dr David Crepaz-Keay has been working at the Foundation for over 15 years to create strong and effective voices for people directly affected by mental ill-health and has led, as Head of the Mental Health Foundation Empowerment and Social Inclusion department, the development and delivery of major programmes around self-management, carer involvement and peer support for people with a severe psychiatric diagnosis, and mental health awareness training across the UK and developed National service user involvement mechanisms in England, Scotland and Wales. He has also been on part time secondment to Public Health England (PHE) as a senior mental health advisor to the Every Mind Matters campaign since its early development.

  • Karina Stjernegaard: "Lived experiences of mental health problems amongst mental health professionals – being on both sides of the couch".

    • Karina Stjernegaard is consumer academic, PhD student at the University of Southern Denmark & The Zealand Region in Denmark, Occupational Therapist (B.OT) & Master of Arts in Psychology and Work Life Studies. Karina works within public mental health services in Denmark. She uses her experiential knowledge as a consultant working with recovery-oriented practices, peer support and destigmatization. She is also a PhD student exploring lived experiences of recovery amongst mental health professionals, who are not employed as peer support workers, and how sharing of experiences may benefit current users of mental health services. She is inspired by survivor research and mad studies. Karina represents Denmark in the Global Mental Health Peer Network.

  • Peter Bullimore: "The influence of the National Paranoia Network on service change in Greece".

    • Peter Bullimore is a voice hearer who spent ten years as a psychiatric patient enduring many bouts of severe paranoia. Through learning holistic approaches and with support of the Hearing Voices Network, he was able to reclaim his life from the system. He facilitates a hearing voices and paranoia support group in Sheffield. He also runs his own training and consultancy agency, Asylum Associates, and is the founder member of the Paranoia Network.

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