Patient Recovery Education

A brief introduction.

Patient Recovery Education - patients learning from patients' lived experience

Patient Recovery Education is a patient-peer education system that allows people experiencing mental illness to learn from others with previous experience of mental illness.

Patient Recovery Education provides basic information about topics such as service systems (e.g., health care, social services), how to deal with stigma, social situations, friends, loneliness and self-care that are expected to help the participants in their recovery.

Patient Recovery Education is inspired by the “Recovery Colleges” in the National Health Service in the UK. The education is organized by persons with former mental illness who are employed at the North Stockholm Psychiatry.

Content reviewer:
Sara Lidman