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The new ‘Partners in Care’ curriculum is now live on WPA’s Education Portal

Fountain House, in partnership with the World Psychiatric Association (WPA), presents this three-part series focused on “Partners in Care: A new person-centred curriculum focused on recovery for people with serious mental illness”.

Serious mental illness (SMI) affects more than 4% of the global adult population. These individuals face disproportionate impacts due to stigma, discrimination, and lack of understanding. For too long, people living with SMI have not received a person-centred approach in their own recovery, but it’s time to change.

This curriculum has been designed to train psychiatrists and mental health professionals in the principles and models of integrated care for persons with histories of severe mental Disorders (SMD), highlighting the integration of community-based supports with traditional medical and psychiatric care. This series is suitable for fully qualified mental health professionals including psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurses, counsellors, social workers, occupational therapists, and other health professionals who provide services to individuals with mental, behavioural, or neuro-developmental disorders. Clubhouses that are working towards clinical partnerships are also encouraged to complete this course.

The objectives of the curriculum are threefold:

  1. To increase awareness and resources for recovery-oriented approaches.