Abstract | Abstract
Can civil society create opportunities for co-creation of knowledge for the benefit of the common good?
Bringing knowledge of people with lived experience of mental distress at stake in developing psychiatric services has increased. The challenge thou are, that experienced knowledge is not recognized being as valid as professional knowledge. We will investigate how civil organizations can play an active role in developing communities of practice to underpin recovery processes of vulnerable people. By looking at capabilities, we look at what people are capable of, what interest and resources each person holds and what it takes to become participants of new communities of practice. Being a participant seems to strengthen a feeling of being a person of value and to be the driver of your recovery process, which is important knowledge for society to include in the strive of co-constructing ‘the common good’. So, what happens if we invite these people into co-construction of knowledge, practices, and policies for the sake of the ‘the common good’?