Room for user involvement

Project leader in KBT: Juni Raak Høiseth This is a project with focus on user involvement for kids and youth that uses mental health care services. About Room for user involvement From several patient and user surveys, we know that youth that uses mental health services often don’t experience a real possibility for user involvement.…

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Pilot: Peer supporters in dementia care

Project leader: Roger Santokhie The relatives of people with dementia gain a unique competence that is difficult to get in other ways. In this pilot project, we will try to hire peer supporters in the dementia care. The first municipality to try this, is Frøya kommune.  

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The CHIME project

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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Guidance for Peer Supporters

Project Team Members: Dagfinn Bjørgen, Katie Wikstrøm and Anne Hirrich    About  the guidance The last years, the profession of peer supporters in Norway has grown. Several peer supporters are employed in the municipalities, although there is room for more as we see it. Peer supporters reports that there are some challenges working in a…

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Patients and relatives’ alternatives to out-patient involuntary commitment – A qualitative study among patients and relatives at Nidaros DPS

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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Cultural development by patient involvement

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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Children, young people and service user involvement – a feasibility study of professionals’ understandings

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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