Institutional support for the Forum of São Pedro da Aldeia Mental Health Network as a dimension of the Gaining Autonomy & Medication Management research
Keywords:Gaining Autonomy & Medication Management, Institutional Support, Mental Health, Participatory Research
This article shares an experience of institutional support for a group of workers of a municipality of Região dos Lagos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in the period 2011-2014. This experience is the result of the intervention research that implemented and validated the Gaining Autonomy & Medication Management device at the Casarão da Saúde Psychosocial Care Center, in the municipality of São Pedro da Aldeia. The research stimulated the creation of a forum of workers of the Psychosocial Care Network (Raps) which works as a permanent space for negotiations and collective care of the experience of caring in the Raps. We are interested in this text to present and discuss the process of institutional support for the creation of this forum as an important stage of the research. From this experience, the relationship between research process and institutional support will be discussed, as well as its consequent methodological modulations, and the effects of this researchsupport process for the municipality’s Raps, which has the prerogative of installing a device capable of taking care of the experience of caring in the field of mental health.