- Association Francophone d’Education Comparée – France
- Center for Mental and Pedagogical Support Kepsipi – Greece
- Centre Neuro Psychiatrique St-Martin – Belgium
- Centre de Terapia Interfamiliar – Spain
- Fondation Trajets – Switzerland
- Kariateam – France
- Universitatea Aurel Vlaicu Din Arad – Romania
Update : 2023-10-10 10:37:50
Who’s calling the shots ?
Citizen Empowerment in Mental Health : from the think tank to operational perspectives for user self-determination.
The Empow’Them project is in line with the actions advocated by the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities because it aims to contribute to the respect and dignity of mental health users through professional practices that support their individual freedom.
Its objective is to promote the emergence of self-determined behaviour in users by improving the support skills of professionals active in the mental health field (carers, educators, support staff, etc.) and thus facilitate the expression of the will of people with mental disorders within institutions.
Our intention is to take up this challenge and to design, through an innovative pedagogical engineering approach, training to enable professionals to efficiently respond to it. The project mobilizes 8 partners, from 6 different countries and with complementary expertise, in actions aimed at creating a specific training that will remain available in free access on a platform for a minimum of 3 years after the end of the project. The first step will be to draw up a guide for analysing practices in the form of a questionnaire based on a theoretical and conceptual base from the main scientific and professional databases. This questionnaire will be used to explore practices through semi-directive interviews conducted by user-professional pairs.
The challenge is to keep the questioning process alive among all professionals, especially newcomers, so that they can examine their practices and representations, without overloading the schedules with binding training in matters of staff mobilization.