Speakers Bio

The CARe Network for Recovery and Inclusion is an International network which serves professionals, service users and organizations to promote the transition from institutional to community-based and recovery-based care. Speakers Bio for CARe Europe Conference 2015

Julie Repper
Director, ImROC

Julie Repper is head of Recovery of Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust in the U.K., Associate Professor of Recovery at the University of Nottingham and Senior Consultant at the ImROC programme. She is the author of many books, including: Social Inclusion and Recovery: A Model for Mental Health Practice. She was involved in the development of one of the first Recovery Colleges in the U.K. Read more...

Geof Cox
Social Enterprise Developer

Geof Cox has over 30 years social enterprise development experience. He specialises in organisational change and restructuring, especially around the transformation of public services and the start or expansion of trading activities by public or voluntary sector bodies.  He is regarded as one of the leading UK experts on organisational structures for social enterprise. Read more...

Pavel Rican
Director, Centre for HDCD

Director, Centre for Mental Health Care Development

Developments in the field of deinstitutionalization and community care in Czech Republic... Read more

Pavel Novak
Director, Fokus Praha

Director of Fokus Praha, civic association providing community services for people with mental health problems in Prague and Central Bohemia... Read more




Michal Kašpar

Peer Specialist, Centre for Mental Health Care Development

Examples of involvement of experts by experience in the Czech Republic


David Blazey

Affiliation: Head of Social Inclusion and Recovery projects, 

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Title: Social inclusion and recovery through participation in arts and sport: learning from projects in South London 


Kees van Rest

Workshop Peer Support by Kees van Rest and Rob Versteegt

Title: 'Peer Support: better than professional care?'


Ctibor Lacina

Klub Mosty, Fokus Praha

Abstract for The CARe Conference workshop: Club Mosty


Jana Pekárková

Klub Mosty, Fokus Praha

Abstract for The CARe Conference workshop: Club Mosty


Ainur Shakenova

Organisation: Soros Foundation-Kazakhstan

Social Inclusion Program Coordinator 

From the Paternalistic Policy To Social Integration: Social Inclusion For the Mentally Disabled

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