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This is the most inspiring part of 
The CARe Network 
Innovation Summit 2018

Pitching Competition Ideas
CEIS2018 Photos

Riina Järve-Tammiste

Pitch by: Riina Järve-Tammiste

'to think together about how to make family support more effective – how to bring family closer to the recovery process and how to make family peer-support more accessible...."

Riina Järve-Tammiste

Peer Work with Families >

Community-based and Recovery-based Care

The Innovation Summit 2018 was a great opportunity to meet people from mental health in different countries, who use community-based and recovery-based care in their activities. Participants used the recovery language, which made the communication openless and warm and free from stress.

"The summit's most exciting part was pitching. People have so many great ideas about how to involve other people and also they have motivation to develop these ideas. The temporal limitation of pitching was a challenge - how to share ideas vision, mission, strategy and tactics, etc in such a short time. It was fascinating that new ideas just emerged amongst the audience.

I like to be involved with The CARe Network. Community-based and recovery-based care based in a person's wants and needs. And if a person's wishes and needs are considered important, and people will be convinced of it, then only good things can happen. It's a pleasure to have the opportunity to carry on community-based and recovery-based thinking!"



Relatives play an important role In the process of personal recovery. As well as the person themselves, relatives have their own processes of recovery, which include for example grief. In CARe Network there should be a direction for peer-work to family.


It is an investment in a person and his family. In Estonia for example there is not enough attention to the work with relatives, but work in practice shows that if we are working with a person and their family the personal recovery can be more effective. I invite The CARe Network to think together about how to make family support more effective – how to bring family closer to the recovery process and how to make family peer-support more accessible.

Recovery Colleges (RCs) spreads worldwide including the first RC in Estonia. 3 years of experience shows that one of the most popular and most needed is a course that teaches the way of recovery, and what we do both in the case of Russian as a weekly intensive course. We have also been piloting a loved ones recovery course. An important part of the course is an experience story and an example of an experience counsellor. Changes that take place during the course are wonderful - the mindset changes, people find strength and hope, faith in themselves - the change from patient to patient.

During the three years experience (Figure 3 - Explanation). I invite you to think about this. So that in our home countries there could be more RCs that would cooperate with each other?

Top Winner: Juraj Marendiak
Gert de Haan
Jana and Dirk
Dr David Blazey
Jon Pitts
Kees van Rest and Dirk den Hollander
Zsuzsa Kondor
Karin Koopman
Aigul Sagyn
Dr David Blazey, Dirk den Hollander
The Yarn
Colleagues from Kyrgyzstan
Jana from Czech Republic
Pitch Competition 2018
Judging Panel
Tepla4 CARe Academy
Dr Jean Pierre Wilken
Bogdan Dobnik, Social Entrepreneur
Dr Jean Pierre Wilken
Nino Agdgomelashvili
Elena Pana
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