SRN is delighted to be involved in the development of 3 cross border recovery college networks to be set-up between the Republic of Ireland
EU funding* of €7.6 million has been secured by the Co-operation and Working Together (CAWT) Health and Social Care Partnership** to develop a large scale Innovation Recovery Project (i-Recovery Project) over the next four years. SRN has won the contract to deliver ‘independent quality assurance and guidance expertise’ to the initiative.
The i-Recovery Project offers an opportunity to empower and enable people and communities to take greater control over their own mental and emotional wellbeing. It aims to transform the lives of people living with mental health problems by instilling hope, optimism and a belief in a better future by:
- Enabling people with lived experience of mental illness to access education on self-management and recovery, including those geographically or socially isolated
- Supporting people to regain control over their lives and self-manage mental health conditions
- Deploying e-heath technologies, including the development of a Virtual Recovery College
During the project lifetime, 8,000 people will participate in mental health recovery education programmes. 300 mental health practitioners from statutory, voluntary and community sectors will be trained in recovery orientated methods. Additionally, 500 staff from non-mental health services will be trained in mental health awareness and compassionate care of those affected by mental health problems.
Find out more about the i-Recovery Project (this link will take you away from our website)
*The i-Recovery project is funded through the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body, and match funded by the Northern Ireland Executive, the Irish Government and the Scottish Government.
**The CAWT project partners are the HSE, the Southern Health and Social Care Trust, the Western Health and Social Care Trust, the Public Health Agency and the Health and Social Care Board. The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust is also a project partner.