Activity: External talk or presentation › Invited talk
In this invited webinar, Dr. Barbara Mezes and Professor Jones shared their research into what personal recovery means to individuals with lived experience of bipolar disorder, what may support or hinder personal recovery and how these research findings can be translated and used in clinical practice to support people in their recovery journey. Personal recovery is regarded as more than just symptomatic improvements. People with lived experience of bipolar disorder emphasize the importance of improvements in other areas of their lives when they talk about their recovery, such better quality of life, wider engagement with the society, employment and control over life choices. In addition to discussing how people conceptualize personal recovery, the webinar also describes some promising new approaches to facilitating personal recovery outcomes in bipolar disorder.