The Development of the Recovery/Discovery House & Community Workshop with Fabio Musco, Michele Sipala, Thais Thome S. Oliveira & Paul Baker

This webinar will consider the ways in which the needs of people with severe and...

Last updated 3 May 2024

This webinar will consider the ways in which the needs of people with severe and enduring needs can be supported through the creation of recovery/discovery spaces and through their community of peers, family and workers.

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The Development of the Recovery/Discovery House & Community Workshop with Fabio Musco, Michele Sipala, Thais Thome S. Oliveira & Paul Baker

Presenter

Fabio Musco

Fabio was born in the South of Italy, and grew up in Trieste. He studied classics and started working in theatre as an actor after secondary school, while he was studying psychology at university, at he age of 22, he came into contact with psychiatric services as a result of psychotic crisis. This relationship with ‘mental health services’ continued for many years, until he entered the Recovery House. After that experience he decided o start working as educator in a social cooperative where he continues to work.

Michele Sipala

Michele Sipala lives in Trieste, Italy. He’s been a bookseller, an archivist, a museum attendant. He volunteers for a cultural association since 2008. He became involved in mental health peer support in 2015 and has since been employed within the local social and mental health care system, receiving special training and consequently becoming a trainer.

He is currently part of the Recovery House established by the Mental Health Department tin Trieste to provide for young people and also works as a peer tutor both in group and peer-to-peer activities within the recreational and empowerment branches.

Paul Baker

Paul works for IMHCN, he is a community development worker with a focus on mental health. He trains and works on discovery approaches and peer support work practice and theory. The aim is to enable people with mental health difficulties to work towards their own discovery journeys through developing supportive networks, community involvement and maintaining well being. He has a particular interest and experience of working internationally, with diverse cultures and communities in engaging service providers and people who use services in create the opportunities for changes in culture and practice. Currently working on developing a discovery learning community in Manchester and developing new approaches in Brazil.

Thais Thome S. Oliveira

Thais is a psychologist and a member of the International Mental Health Collaborating Network and of the Franco e Franca Basaglia International School. She also a researcher with practical experience in Brazil and Italy. From 2015 she has collaborated with the Mental Health Department of Trieste and particularly with the Trieste’s Recovery House. She conducted a published narrative research project with the Recovery House participants.