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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RECOVERY – Mary Leamy share her thoughts on the CHIME project

Mary Leamy from King´s College London share her thoughts on the CHIME project – where we are doing research about recovery processes

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Report – Drug-free Mental Health Services in Norway

In 2020, we published our evaluation of the drug-free mental health services in Norway.

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The first students at KBT Vocational School have graduated – a milestone!

A great milestone has been reached for KBT Vocational School. The first class ever at the school has completed their last exam.

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The CHIME project – International collaboration with King’s College London

We proudly announce that we are formally collaborating about the CHIME project with Dr Mary Leamy at King´s College London.

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KBT vocational school halfway through the first semester

Almost one year after KBT got accredited vocational school education, our first class is just about to complete their first exam, and what a journey it has been!

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The first vocational school for peer support in Norway

During fall 2019, the Competence center for lived experience and service development (KBT) got accredited vocational school education.

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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.

Research

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. 

Courses

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. 

Resources

Recovery

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

Literature

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

Literature

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

Literature

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