From March 29th to April 1st 2023, the final meeting of the “RECovery of Adults living with Depression and psychosis in Europe” project took place in Greece and was organized by our partner in Athens EPIONI.

During the three-day meeting, the Project Team discussed ways to support the Principles of Recovery. On the first day, all partners met at the European Parliament in Greece to discuss the program and cooperation so far. The coordinating partner (EPSEP) provided a report on the work that has been implemented to date, including the drafting of themes for the group interview and conducting interviews and focus group meetings with people living with depression or psychosis and their carers from each country. The lead partner produced a draft analysis and report of the interviews, and Italy produced the final version of the report and web-based materials.

On the second day, the partners had their meeting at the Day Centre of our associated partner, the Panhellenic Association for Psychosocial Health, Rehabilitation and Vocational Reintegration – PEPSAEE, where they received a tour and listened to a speech by Mrs. Lara Grosso Sategna from the European Psychiatric Association on mental health professionals in Europe.

They also visited the permanent exhibition of the Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation and held a networking dinner at the museum’s restaurant.

The final day of the meeting took place at the Day Centre for Psychological Support of People Suffering from Cancer of, where the partners listened to speeches from a psychologist and a consultant psychiatrist, and discussed housing as part of the recovery in mental health. The meeting concluded with a discussion of recent advances in terms of stigma and the need for prevention programs.