Introducing a Recovery Education Centre for Adults Experiencing Mental Health Challenges and Housing Instability in an Large Urban Setting

Introducing a Recovery Education Centre for Adults Experiencing Mental Health Challenges and Housing Instability in an Large Urban Setting

Abstract

The Supporting Transitions and Recovery (STAR) Learning Centre is a Recovery Education Centre designed to support housing tenure and community integration among people experiencing mental health challenges and housing instability in a large urban setting. Grounded in principles of emancipatory adult education, and user involvement in program design and delivery, the Recovery Education Centre supports student empowerment, and strengthens key domains of individual vulnerability to homelessness. The Centre can complement traditional mental health services and foster service provider reflexivity, confronting individual and institutional discrimination towards this population.

JOURNAL: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
VOLUME: First online
PAGES: 1-6
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016