Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 European Empowerment Seminar – originally due to take place in Kilkenny, Ireland – goes digital. Entitled “Let’s Talk – Empowering Recovery in Europe”, the 2020 European Empowerment Seminar will take place online via Zoom on 24th July 2020 and will be hosted by Mental Health Ireland.
The seminar has been co-produced by people from backgrounds in lived experience of mental health challenges, family members / carers, service providers and will focus on how Empowering Recovery through co-production provides better outcomes for everyone.
The seminar will explore the key concepts of CHIME – Connection, Hope, Identity, Meaning and Empowerment through a variety of interactive and creative means. These will include: Music, Poetry, Art, Live Interactive Panel discussions, Presentations, Workshops dedicated to Human Rights and Advocacy, Education and Recovery and the power of Peer Workers in mental health service development and delivery, and a Virtual Recovery Trail.
In honouring true co-production, this year we are inviting people with lived experience of mental health challenges, family members / carers and service providers to register.
There is no cost for attendance. What you will need to participate is an open, curious mind, a willingness to engage in the co-production process, a passion to contribute and access to the internet.