January 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2021

RECOVER-E

LaRge-scalE implemention of COmmunity-based mental health care for people with seVere and Enduring mental ill health in EuRopE

On 1 January 2018 the European Union funded project RECOVER-E started with the official Kick Off event in Luxembourg where both project partners, EU and the project coordinator, the Trimbos Instituut, Netherlands Institute for Mental Health and Addiction, met to discuss the project outline and activities for the forthcoming months.

After the official start in January 2018 in Luxembourg, EFPA is a proud partner in the consortium to support in the dissemination of results and as part of the Advisory Board.

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Objectives

The overall goal of the RECOVER-E project is to contribute to the implementation of and research on an evidence-based community-based service delivery model for recovery-oriented care in five sites in middle-income countries (Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Romania) to improve functioning, quality of life, and mental health outcomes for people with severe and enduring mental ill health (such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and/or severe depression).

The specific sub-goals of the RECOVER-E project are:

  • designing, implementing, and evaluating recovery-oriented care for people with severe mental illness in community settings;
  • recognizing the value of experiential knowledge through including peer experts as members of community mental health teams;
  • identifying intervention and program elements, as well as contextual factors, which enhance sustainable implementation of community-based mental healthcare for people with severe mental illness; and
  • developing scale-up plans for regional and national decision-makers, as informed by the intervention’s implementation and impact, for sustained implementation and scale up after the research study’s funded timeline.
Publications of the project:

Update: 2021,Sep 28

Paper on perceived support for recovery and level of functioning among people with severe mental illness - Sep 2021
Protocol paper describing aims and study design of RECOVER-E - Apr 2020
Protocol paper describing the health-economic evaluation component of RECOVER-E - June 2020

EFPA is involved in WP7 and together with e.g. EPA (European Psychiatric Association) in charge of dissemination of the results.
New!
RECOVER-E webinar 'Peer workers perspective and Human Rights'
- October 14, 2021
More information here 

Nov 2019 - Oct 2021

INHeRE

INclusive Holistic care for REfugee and migrant victims of sexual violence in Belgium, UK and Ireland 

Migrants, Applicants of International Protection and Refugees (MAR) are at high risk of sexual victimization (SV) prior to but also upon arrival in Europe. Adopting an integrated and holistic approach (i.e. encompassing forensic, medical and psychosocial care) from detection to follow-up has been recognized as the best care for all SV victims, including victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation. However, the access to holistic care for MAR victims is hampered by a broad range of barriers.

Health care providers, law enforcement officials and cultural mediators/interpreters working with MAR victims of sexual violence, often lack the specialist knowledge, language skills and tools to provide and/or refer to inclusive holistic care to MAR SV victims. Capacity building of key professionals working with vulnerable MAR victims of SV/ST through tailored tools and by streamlining care pathways between professions is thus urgently needed.

 

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January 2020 - June 2023

H-Work

H-Work project has the purpose of designing, implementing and validating effective multi-level assessment and intervention toolkits, evaluating individual and organisational outcomes of the adopted measures and provide further innovative products and services.

The aim is to effectively promote mental health, along with policy recommendations for employers, occupational health professionals and policy makers.

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