Text by Christina Kildal og Elisabeth Asphaug Rauboti. Translated by: Anne R. Benschop and Christina Kildal
Training, education, courses and lectures about recovery
Knowledge of recovery is included in many educations in the healthcare sector. Here are some studies in Norway that focus specifically on recovery:
- Recoveryorienterte perspektiv på psykiske lidelser og rusproblematikk [Recovery-oriented Perspectives at Mental Disorders and Substanse Abuse], University of Stavanger
- Recovery Colleges in Bergen: Courses and education to develop knowledge and skills that help people to cope in their lives despite mental health and/or substance abuse problems. The courses focus on independence and sharing of experiences.
- KBT Vocational School opened in 2020. The vocational school have a course for peer support workers, with a recovery oriented focus.
Courses and lectures
- KoRus [Competence center for substance abuse], Western Stavanger – Offers lectures for employees in the field of substance abuse and mental health.
- RIO [Interest Organization for Addicts] – A nationwide user organization founded in 1996. The organization offers lectures and education in topics related to service users and patients with mental health and substance abuse problems. Key topics are self-help and coping, substance abuse and injury reduction, motivation and resistance, how to meet the service user/patient etc.
- MARBORG – Offers education and guidance for healthcare services and employees in the field of substance abuse, about user involvement at a system level, user-driven measures, work and activities.
- Skolen for Recovery [The School for Recovery] (Denmark) – Free courses for service users/patients, relatives and employees in the Hospital about acquiring knowledge and skills in recovery. This concept exists in several regions. The themes are inspired by the CHIME model (connectedness, hope, identity, meaning, empowerment), and contributes to learning, sharing experiences, co-creation, empowerment, hope and new opportunities.
- The Regional Peer-driven Centers – read more below.