Scottish Recovery Network

The SRN contributed this selection of video and text materials on mental health.

Realising recovery learning materials

These materials have been designed to support mental health workers to develop their recovery focused practice. They build on 'The 10 Essential Shared Capabilities (Scotland)' learning materials and are designed to provide further learning to enable mental health workers to work alongside service users as they create their own unique recovery journeys.

Mental Health Delivery Plan : Development of Peer Specialist Roles : A Literature Scoping Exercise

The Scottish Recovery Network commissioned the Scottish Development Centre for Mental Health to undertake a scoping exercise on the Development of Peer Specialist Roles in Scotland. This paper reports on two aspects of the project: 1. A literature scoping exercise on existing models of accredited training and peer specialist roles; 2. Telephone interviews with existing peer specialist / peer support projects in Scotland, and the US.

Realising Recovery : A National Framework for Learning and Training in Recovery Focused Practice

This Framework has been developed as one of the actions identified in Rights, Relationships and Recovery: the report of the national review of mental health nursing in Scotland (SEHD 2006). The Framework outlines the knowledge, skills and values mental health nurses require to work in a recovery focused way with people who use mental health services and their friends, family and carers. This Framework should be seen as part of a process in supporting the development of rights, values and recovery focused practice.

Recovery and community connections

This is one of a series of discussion papers designed to help generate debate on how best to promote and support recovery from long-term mental health problems in Scotland. Traditional approaches to supporting people with significant mental health problems have tended to make little use of people's connections with their local communities. Yet communities have strengths and attributes which are an important part of recovery which this paper considers.

Researching recovery from mental health problems

This is one of a series of discussion papers designed to help generate debate on how best to promote and support recovery from long-term mental health problems in Scotland. It discusses some of the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to research and argues that qualitative methods are suitable for the generation of rich, narrative accounts of lived experiences that may aid the identification of factors promoting recovery.

Mental health, recovery and employment

This is the fifth in a series of discussion papers designed to help generate debate on how best to promote and support recovery from long-term mental health problems in Scotland. This paper is not a review of the literature, but aims to encourage discussion and action around supporting people with long-term mental health problems to gain and sustain suitable employment, which in 'the mental health world' should go hand in hand with the development of recovery orientated services.

Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) Evaluation of Recovery Approach

SAMH is recognised as the largest charitable organisation in Scotland in mental health services providing accommodation, support, information, training, 
employment, and day services. The organisation has expanded its services to work with those experiencing substance misuse and homelessness. 

SAMH commissioned an independent evaluation of its adoption of a  strategic recovery approach into the organisation, its ethos, services and partnerships. The evaluation assesses how the formation of the recovery team has impacted on SAMH changing to a recovery focussed organisation. 

Elements of recovery : International learning and the Scottish context

This is one of a series of discussion papers designed to help generate debate on how best to promote and support recovery from long-term mental health problems in Scotland. This paper is based on international learning around what people have identified as important elements in the promotion and support of recovery from long-term mental health problems.

Rights, relationships and recovery : the report of the National Review of Mental Health Nursing in Scotland

This review gathered evidence from a variety of sources to examine the current and future contribution of mental health nurses in Scotland to meeting health policy objectives for the care and support of people with mental health problems.

It takes its place as part of a number of initiatives considering the nursing responses to the new health policy agenda in Scotland.