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.
RECOVER-E webinar 'Peer workers perspective and Human Rights' - October 14, 2021
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