Dear colleagues,

We look forward to welcoming you to our new website of the International Congress on Mental Health and Recovery!

The congresses held previously dealt with social inclusion, recovery as a benefit for society and as a joined journey for those affected, relatives and experts. The next congress will focus on recovery in various life phases.

The thematic focus of the previous congresses was on recovery as a benefit for society, social inclusion and recovery as a joined journey for those affected, relatives and professionals. For the next congress, we will look into the meaning of recovery during various stages in one’s life. At the beginning, Recovery originated as a grass-roots movement empowering  mainly persons who had experienced psychotic episodes. The insights thus gained have been transferred and supplemented to other human experiences and encompass the entire life. There are new questions to be answered: how relevant is autonomy and self-determination for children and adolescents? What does hope and confidence mean when the memories and parts of the identity gently fade towards the last period of life? Is transformation important for elderly people? We would like to invite you to present your projects, ideas, successes as well as your open research fields and to discuss questions and answers from other topics. And, of course, you will have the opportunity to hear experts who will examine these topics from different perspectives and present the latest findings from research and practice.






The final program of the congress

We are pleased to present the final program of the congress. You can also download the programm as a

Any questions?

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Andréa Winter

          Peer support worker / translator, Universitäre Psychiatrische Dienste Bern

 Anna Hegedüs

          MAG, research assistant at Careum Research, Zurich

 Christian Burr

          MScN, nursing expert and research associate, Universitäre Psychiatrische Dienste Bern

 Gianfranco Zuaboni

          PhD, MNSc, head of care development, Sanatorium Kilchberg (ZH) 

 Holger Hoffmann

          Priv.-Doz. Dr. med., chief physician psychiatric rehabilitation, Universitäre Psychiatrische Dienste Bern and Soteria Bern

 Santo Casablanca

          Social worker, family care, Universitäre Psychiatrische Dienste Bern

 Sibylle Glauser

          lic. phil. psychologist, counselling center for carers, Universitäre Psychiatrische Dienste Bern



Nico Hirschi

Process manager, Universitäre Psychiatrische Dienste Bern

Azra Avdukic

Social worker i.E, Universitäre Psychiatrische Dienste Bern

Marion Roggo

Secretariat, Universitäre Psychiatrische Dienste Bern 



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