Asia Pacific International Mental Wellness Webinar 2022
Recovering Citizenship (RC) is a relatively new concept in Hong Kong community mental health. RC is not simply recovery in the sense of ‘having a life’ but possessing the 5 R’s of Rights, Responsibilities, Roles, Resources and Relationships, and cultivating a sense of belonging to the community, as well as being recognized as having an equal status along with others.
In this webinar, we are very honored to have Dr. Michael Rowe, Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine and Principal Investigator of the Citizens Community Collaborative, to introduce the RC approach in mental health. Experience in local implementation of RC in Richmond Fellowship of Hong Kong will also be shared with participants including people in recovery and their caregivers, peers, mental health service providers, social and healthcare professionals, and members of Richmond Fellowship overseas.
Webinar Recording (English)
Slides from keynote speaker, Dr. Michael Rowe:Download
Michael Rowe, PhD
Dr. Rowe, a medical sociologist, is Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine and Principal Investigator of the Citizens Community Collaborative. Dr. Rowe’s main areas of research and writing are citizenship as an applied framework for the social inclusion and participation of people with psychiatric conditions and others who are marginalized in mainstream society. Currently, a Recovering Citizenship initiative based on the work of Dr. Rowe and Dr. Larry Davidson is being employed for statewide mental health system transformation in collaboration with the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Citizenship projects are being replicated in Hong Kong, New Zealand, Scotland, and Quebec/Canada.