Research into Recovery and Wellbeing

A website about the work of the recovery research team at the Institute of Mental Health

The University of Nottingham


At each Refocus on Recovery international conference, we hold a debate on a globally topical issue. In 2019 our topic will be:

This house believes that there is no place for compulsion in a rights-oriented mental health system

Alison Faulkner and Peter Bartlett will speak for the motion, and John Copping and Vicky Stergiopoulos will speak against the motion. The debate will be chaired by Samson Tse.


The debate will be streamed live, with viewers from around the world able to submit questions live using the application (available here:  ) using the event code #RonR2019. 

At the start of the debate, please use your smartphone and visit and enter the event code #RonR2019. From here you will be able to type in questions and upvote questions that have been submitted already. The most upvoted questions will appear on the debate screen and be answered by our panel.

Further information on can be found here:


The debate will take place at 12pm BST on Thursday September 5th 2019.

Other global times for the debate start time can be found below:

New York      07:00 EDT 

Los Angeles  04:00 PDT 

Sydney        21:00 AEST 

Delhi           16:30 IST 

Beijing        19:00 CST 

Rome          13:00 CEST 

Kampala      14:00 EAT 

Rio              08:00 BRT   

Toronto   07:00 EDT