Organisational Partner:   Cogito Academy of Leaders

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Brief Description of Work:  The Cogito Academy of Leaders gathers people acting for the communities of the mentally ill in Poland who have also experienced a mental crisis themselves.

CAL is a meeting place for the most active and most engaged individuals who exchange their experience, support each other, and cooperate with professionals, thus creating favourable conditions for mutual empowerment and new ideas.

In the Cogito Academy of Leaders we strive for steady growth in equipping our members with knowledge and skills, as well as with tools necessary for more effective actions aimed at changing the psychiatric care reality in a specific, positive direction

Key Words: Resident in: [Poland]; Working in: [Poland]; Area(s) of Interest in VBP: Communications/website, Education, Meeting (Advanced Studies Seminar), Meeting/[Conference / Workshops], Publications/CUP series, Publications/[Mental Health], Research/philosophy, Research/[Mental Health], Services/person-centered, Services/teamwork, Services/[Mental Health Care]; Related Area(s) of Interest: Communication skills, Decision theory, Medical humanities/[Users’ art, Users’ literature and others], Area(s) of healthcare expertise: Carer, Global health, Mental health/General, Mental health/[Recovery and Empowerment], Service user, Well-being, Other/[Self-management, Users’ Involvement in Public Activities, Peer-to-Peer Support, ‘First-person’ education]

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For our website in English go to:

For our magazine in English of the communities acting for the mentally ill go to:

For our website in Polish go to:

For a report from research on barriers in employment for the mentally ill in a beneficiaries perspective in Polish go to:                                                              

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