Through a multistage process, key stakeholders formulated guiding principles of recovery and critical elements of recovery-oriented systems of care. Project partners and the Patient Advisory Board (PAB) further refined the guiding principles and essential factors of response to two questions:

 

1) What principles of recovery should guide the field in the future? and

2) What ideas could help make the field more recovery-oriented?

 

This output will be a booklet with training material on Recovery for patients with depression or psychosis and their family caregivers.

Partners will identify what are the main topics covered which are derived from the outcomes of IO1. The training material will be in English as well as the other partner languages. This fact will facilitate the dissemination to other organizations in the countries involved in this partnership, and also create a basis for being used in other EU countries. The booklet will be based on the learning outcomes. This booklet will include a general description of the training, intended audience, mode of delivery, objectives and expected learning outcomes, a description of modules and contents, learning hours/ course duration, teaching & learning methods, and assessment methods.

The output provides for the creation of the relevant material, including session schedules and various activities (e.g educational games, role-plays, assignments, recreational activities, etc.), according to SAMHSA’s recovery principles: 1. Hope 2. Person-driven 3. Many Pathways 4. Holistic 5. Peer support 6. Culture 7. Addresses trauma 8. Strengths/Responsibilities 9. Respect 10.Relational Testing Phase: In each country the IO2 learning program will be tested on at least 9 people in the target group of adults living with depression or psychosis and their family carers. The trialling will also test the suitability of the methodology developed, in order to better engage the target groups and thus convey the desired message of the learning outcomes. Also, we are willing to test the impact from participating in the educational program in terms of the increased well-being of the patients with psychosis or depression as well as the informal carers. The training will be piloted following a protocol that will be developed by the output leader allowing for a pre and post-intervention evaluation of the training. The protocol will include a list of assessment tools to be used, a model of a consent form for participants and a post-intervention self-assessment questionnaire to capture also the perceptions of adults. The report will be delivered in English with summaries in all partner languages (Italian, Greek, Danish, Croatian) and will be presented during the final multiplier event which will be held in each country.