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Citizenship, Recovery and Inclusive Society Partnership

Periodic Reporting for period 2 - CRISP (Citizenship, Recovery and Inclusive Society Partnership)

Reporting period: 2018-01-01 to 2019-12-31

Funded by Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) scheme, our international network unites leaders from academia, policy, non-governmental organisations and people with lived experience from the EU and the US.The CRISP network includes the University of Strathclyde, the Mental Health Foundation, New York University, Yale University, Mieli (Mental Health Finland) Ulm University and the Illinois Institute of Technology. This transatlantic partnership connects leading EU and US partners to share and build upon state-of-the-art knowledge and research in the key dimensions of social inclusion and mental health: citizenship, recovery, stigma and public policy. This major international programme works with major international partners to tackle health and social inequalities for people experiencing mental ill health.People with mental health problems experience significant inequalities including high levels of early mortality, morbidity, unemployment, poverty, isolation and social exclusion presenting major health, social and economic challenges to wider society. Addressing the tremendous health, social and economic challenges to Europe caused by social exclusion of people with mental health problems – this innovative partnership brought together leaders in academia, policy, practice, business, community organisations and people with lived experience of mental health issues in order to reformulate how social exclusion is understood and addressed. We have connected leading organisations from the EU and U.S. to establish and embed a transatlantic network to identify and share state of the art knowledge and practice in the key factors that influence social exclusion of people with mental health problems - citizenship, recovery, stigma and public policy development.The main outcomes of the CRISP network include sharing and disseminating learning in terms of ‘what works’ in different social contexts. Particular attention was given to issues of intersectionality and how to promote social inclusion, citizenship, and human rights of people with lived experience of mental health problems.The international network has built upon state of the art knowledge in four key areas of mental health namely citizenship, recovery, stigma, and public policy. International collaboration in these areas has enabled new perspectives, enhancing skills and career opportunities for researchers and practitioners alike. These new opportunities and perspectives have enabled innovative initiatives ‘back home’, contributing towards the sustained inclusion of people with experience of mental health problems.
"WP1 Citizenship
-Symposia at Yale University in 2016 and 2017
-Special Issue of the American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation “Citizenship: Social Approaches and Border Crossings in Contemporary Mental Health”
-CRISP citizenship event at the New Haven International Festival of Arts & Ideas.
-Yale-Strathclyde partnership on translating citizenship interventions and research to the Scottish setting
-Final international conference in Glasgow (2019)
-Stewart, A, et. al (2017). Constructing community to achieve citizenship using recognition theory, recovery, and citizenship as a reflective lens: Experiences from the United States and Scotland. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation
-Quinn, N., et. al (2019). Collective citizenship: from citizenship and mental health to citizenship and solidarity. Social Policy and Administration
WP2 Recovery and person centred care
-One-day seminar on recovery was held at Yale University in May 2016
-Presentation: on ""Meaningful or Measurable: How Outcomes Can Work for or Against Relational Practice"" to the NYU Silver School of Social Work (2017)
-Recording and Person-Centered Planning research funding proposal (PI Emma Miller) £23,000. Submitted to Chief Scientist’s Office (2019)
-One-day seminar on Recovery-Informed Practice in Glasgow (2019).
-“Person-Centered Planning in Mental Health: A Transatlantic Collaboration to Tackle Implementation Barriers”, American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation
-Barrenger, S. et. al (2019). Capturing the value of peer support: measuring recovery-oriented services. Journal of Public Mental Health, 18(3), 180-187
WP3 Stigma
-Opening seminar on stigma and discrimination was held in Glasgow (2016)
-International workshop on the Honest, Open, Proud (HOP) program in Chicago (2017).
-Grant proposal for multi-center trial of Coming Out Proud in North America and the EU submitted to the German Ministry for Research and Education (2019)
-Working Minds grant proposal submitted to the German Department of Defence
-Oexle N, et. al (2018) Empowering People With Mental Illness in Workplace Settings. Psychiatr Serv, 69(4), 494-495
-Rüsch N, et. al (2019) Honest, Open, Proud: Concept and Efficacy of a peer-led Program to Provide Support with Disclosure Decisions and Coping with Stigma]. Psychiatr Prax, 46(2):97-102
-Aldam G, et. al (2017) Lessons from a national mental health arts festival. Am J Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 20 (3) 298-310
WP4 Public policy
-Initial meeting in Finland to scope policy areas and agree objectives (2016).
-Policy forums on participation of people with lived experience in formulation of labour policies (Ulm, 2017), social policies (Glasgow 2017), political participation in mental health (2018) and participation in environmental policies (Helsinki 2019)
-Transatlantic leadership exchange on public policy and mental health held in New York (2017).
-Final cross-sector conference in Helsinki (2019). Macintyre, A., Ferris , D. et. al (2018). What has economics got to do with it? The impact of socioeconomic factors on mental health and the case for collective action. Palgrave Communications, 4, [10]
WP5 Co-ordination and dissemination
-Transatlantic policy seminar in New York (2016)
-Project website and blog @ twitter account@EU_CRISP
-Employment symposium in Glasgow (2019)
-Public arts and media event in Glasgow (2019)
-International policy conference in New York to celebrate the achievements of the Citizenship, Recovery and Inclusive Society Partnership (2019)
-Special edition of Journal of Public Mental Health on mental health and social exclusion (2019)"
The project is realising the potential of participating individuals through providing new skills and career perspectives. The secondments have provided excellent opportunities with high-level academics, policy makers and NGOs in partner countries. The project has developed sustainable international collaborative relationships. There has been strong engagement and interest in the events and outputs from across governments, academia and civil society. Each of the work packages have involved sharing learning between researchers that employ different methodological approaches, including quantitative, qualitative and in-depth participatory methods. Secondees have had the opportunity to meet and share ideas with policy makers at a national and EU level through seminar events and secondments in each of the work packages. The CRISP programme has led to sharing a number of innovative approaches to public engagement between partner countries, including the use of the arts to engage large number of the public and engagement with employers. Publications arising from the project can be found at: development-projects/crisp/publication