Project Team Managers: Dagfinn Bjørgen og Anne Hirrich Main goal: to improve knowledge about recovery at the system level, how to implement, organize, and operate recovery-oriented services in Norway. In this research project we aim to explore and enhance the value of using the CHIME framework, and recovery-thinking/principles for transforming recovery-orientation of organizations, and improving…

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Project Manager: Dagfinn Bjørgen Project Team Members: Peer Supporters Marthe Siira and Ingelin Anderssen The peer supporters employed by KBT are offered group-based guidance sessions once a month, in addition to guidance at their workplace in the municipality. The group-based guidance involves reflecting on common issues together. The intention is that the guidance is to…

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Co-researcher: Juni Raak Høiseth This is a collaborative project with PhD. candidate Olav Tangvald-Pedersen of the University of South-Eastern Norway, where Juni Raak Høiseth from KBT is contributing as a co-researcher. The project has been ongoing for several years. We are currently finalizing an article about how the sense of belonging in the workplace can…

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Project Team Managers: Dagfinn Bjørgen and Ingvild Kvisle In the summer of 2018 KBT and Nidaros DPS started outlining a project to reduce the use of coercion in mental health care, and to explore challenges regarding out-patient involuntary commitment. The main goal of the project is to find what patients subjected to out-patient involuntary commitment…

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Project Team Managers: Dagfinn Bjørgen In the spring of 2018 KBT established a partnership with the Departmental Attending Physician in the department of Østmarka, St. Olavs Hospital. We want to create a method for reflection groups consisting of the staff at Østmarka and people that have experienced involuntary commitment. The aim is to give patients…

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Project Manager: Bente Hasle Co-researchers: Betina Haug Olson, Juni Raak Høiseth, Aida Tesfai, Rigmor Dyrnes and Christina Kildal This is a research project in collaboration with Associate Professor of Social Sciences Bente Hasle of the Institute of Social Sciences at Høgskulen i Volda and Mental Helse Ungdom [A Mental Health Organization for young people]. We…

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Project Manager: Karl Johan Johansen and Dagfinn Bjørgen Project Team Members: Anne B. Plathe, Ingvild M. Kvisle and Christina Kildal KBT, Sagatun Peer-driven Center, Vårres Regional Peer-driven Center, Bikuben Regional Peer-driven Center, ROM-Agder and are working to become Recovery hubs. The Recovery hubs will serve as resource- and competence bases for recovery. We want to…

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Project Manager: Dagfinn Bjørgen Since 1998 the User Interviews User-method has been used to collect the experiences from around 2000 users of different mental health care services. In 2013 the synthesis “Hva mener brukere av psykisk helsetjenester er en god tjeneste?” [What is a good mental health service according to service users?] was published in…

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