The “Recovery Principles” collected the needs and experiences of professionals, patients, caregivers in Greece, Croatia, Italy, and Danemark – through consultations conducted by partners to patients living with depression and psychosis and their caregivers. The questions explored how Recovery Principles can have a different impact on patients and carers of different countries, the types of support available, the role of education in wellbeing and coping. The report, while providing new qualitative inputs to the research on coping strategies and educational needs in families with a patient living with depression or psychosis it also contributed to informing the structure of the training material and curriculum. The report was presented to a round table of social and health care professionals in each country who acted as peer-reviewers, commenting on the outcomes in relation to the educational resources that the partnership intends to implement. The results of this analysis impacted further development of the project in terms of the method, the learning material, and the Learning course, however, the report is a self-standing outcome useful for anyone interested in implementing the Recovery Principles based on education for people living with depression or psychosis. Α literature review of 50 articles was conducted in order to identify recovery principles and 87 patients or family or professional caregivers from each country were consulted through a combination of different methods (interviews and focus group sessions) to obtain a good overview of which recovery principles are used in practice. The results of these interviews were analyzed with qualitative methods and will enable the expert partners and application developers to inform the implementation of the workshops. The outcome was presented to the Patient Advisory Board and to social or health care professionals, in order to peer-review them and collect inputs from professionals in relation to the educational resources that the partnership intends to implement.
The first Intellectual Output (IO1) has the following reports: