Peer support workers in the dementia care, can contribute to letting people stay longer at home

The pilot project with peer support workers in dementia care, seems to have many good effects

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Human rights on the timetable at KBT Vocational School

At KBT Vocational School, human rights are one of the many topics covered in teaching. A while ago KBT and KBT Vocational School had a visit from Mette Ellingsdalen from WSO (We Shall Overcome).

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Positive experiences with Flexible Assertive Community Treatment (FACT)

Several surveys show that there is a need for better mental health services for children and young people. Including many of KBT’s previous projects and surveys, for example My voice matters. In the ongoing project Room for user involvement, it appears that young people have a great desire for the treatment to also be provided…

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Pilot: Peer Support Workers in dementia care

The last year we have been running a pilot project with peer supporters in dementia care. Preliminary results are promising, and we now got funding to carry on a while longer.

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Norwegian association for outdoor therapy

The last 2 years, KBT have been involved in different projects regarding outdoor therapy: Courses, resource groups and a new association

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2 years educating Peer Support Workers 

In 2020, KBT Vocational School started a brand-new education for Peer Support Workers in Norway. Together with the students we have learned a lot.Now we’re looking forward to meeting a new group in August.

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Peer Supporters in dementia Care

Erasmus + | In this project we seek to find out how peer supporter can function in dementia care, together with partners from Greece, Romania and Italy

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New project – social entrepreneurship in rural areas

When the support of society and authorities is perceived to no longer be sufficient, many local communities place their hope in initiatives from local, social entrepreneurs. Now the differences and similarities in social entrepreneurship in Sweden, Norway, Scotland and Ireland will be studied.

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KBT Vocational School in Erasmus+ Project

KBT Vocational School has started their first Erasmus+ project with partners from Central Greece, Spain, Germany, Poland and Norway. Smart Business For All aims to give migrants tools to start their own businesses in their new country.

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Housing people with substance abuse problems – KBT has evaluated the residents experiences in Jarleveien 10

In this user asks user survey, we have asked the residents of Jarleveien 10 how they experience living there.

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We build bridges between lived experience and professional knowledge

KBT works to ensure that service users' and patients' voices are listened to, both in research and development of health- and welfare services. Lived experience is just as important as academic and professional knowledge. Through equality and dialogue we want to create better conditions for people facing life challenges.

KBT is divided into

KBT Competence Center

We evaluate health- and socialservices. We conduct research on the basis of service users' premises.

KBT Vocational School

The path to work and education. We educate peer workers.

GLIMT Recoverysenter

A meeting place at Heimdal. A community. A meaningful everyday life.

We offer

Peer Asks Peer

People that have used health services are taught how to conduct focus groups. They interview service users about their views and experiences. A report is created based on findings, and both service users and employees of the service meet at a dialogue conference to discuss and find solutions.


KBT mainly conducts qualitative research. We are the lead or co-lead of several ongoing research projects. Please contact us for possible research collaborations, or if you want advice on how to include co-researchers in your project. 

Lectures and webinars

We offer lectures and webinars about service user involvement, substance abuse issues, mental health work, ethics and other related subjects. We can also present our research and evaluations. 

Lectures can be customized. We are well versed in hosting webinars.

Service user innovation

We create arenas where service users can bring forward ideas and suggestions. We create service user pannels to facilitate discussions about issues regarding services. We often do this in combination with Peer Asks Peer. 


We offer different courses to enable and empower service users, relatives, health care workers, peer workers and service user representatives. 

User involvement in research

Peer Support Specialist – experience as a profession

Process manager - User interviews user

Dialogue meetings in municipalities

We visit municipalities in Central Norway. We facilitate conversations about recovery and service user involvement. A conversation across the table can be a step in the right direction towards better collaboration between the lived experience and professional perspective. 



What is recovery about?

Different understandings of recovery

Recovery in health care services

A critical look at recovery

Organizations, foundations and voluntary services

Recovery based services in Norway


How KBT works with recovery

Service user involvement for adults

What is service user involvement it about?

What are arenas for service user involvement?

Approaches and methods for service user involvement


How KBT works with service user involvement for adults

Service user involvement for children and youth

Service user involvement - a human right

Service user involvement in real life

Approaches and methods for service user involvement

Organizations, foundations and voluntary services


How KBT works to increase service user involvement for children and youth