Ioana Gabriela Pavel
Judging Panel for the Innovation Summit Pitch Competition 2018
This is the most inspiring part of
The CARe Network
Innovation Summit 2018
IDEA PITCHED BY:
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...."
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!"
Pitch: PEER-WORK WITH FAMILIES
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?