mental health problems

Journeys of Recovery. Audio recordings. Episode 3

Episode Three of the Scottish Recovery Network's Journeys of Recovery podcast features the stories 'Tracky bottoms and trainers versus make-up and heels', 'Coming out of the fog' and 'Psychotic and proud'. The narrative was derived from an interview conducted as part of the 'Recovering mental health in Scotland' (2007) for the Scottish Recovery Network. It was collaboratively written by interviewer and interviewee and is available in print form in the 'Journeys of recovery' booklet produced by the SRN.

Journeys of Recovery. Audio recording. Episode 1

Episode one of the Scottish Recovery Network's Journeys of Recovery podcast features the stories Bring on Las Vegas and the Pink Cadillac!, The House that Recovery Built and It's Never Too Late.

The narrative was derived from an interview conducted as part of the 'Recovering mental health in Scotland' (2007) for the Scottish Recovery Network. It was collaboratively written by interviewer and interviewee and is available in print form in the 'Journeys of recovery' booklet produced by the SRN.

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. 

Common Mental Health Problems amongst Older People

This learning object introduces you to some of the key facts and statistics about depression, dementia and long standing mental ill health. It explains who might be at risk of developing a mental illness as they grow older and why. It also includes information about people who have experienced serious mental illness such as schizophrenia throughout their lives and the main issues facing them as they age. This object also contains a self-assessment section where you can test how far you have assimilated the key messages from this learning object.

Key messages: overview of mental health services

Key messages are presented from a study looking at mental health services provided by the NHS, councils, prisons, the police and the voluntary sector across Scotland for all ages. The study examines the accessibility and availability of mental health services and how much is spent on them.

The report provides an overview of mental health services and is the first in a series of planned reports in this area. The researchers carried out an overview to highlight areas for improvement and to identify priorities for future audit work.

Journeys of Recovery. Audio recording. Episode 4

Episode Four of the Scottish Recovery Network's Journeys of Recovery podcast features the stories 'The evolutionary jigsaw', 'Doesn't time fly when you're depressed' and 'To hell and back'. The narrative was derived from an interview conducted as part of the 'Recovering mental health in Scotland' (2007) for the Scottish Recovery Network. It was collaboratively written by interviewer and interviewee and is available in print form in the 'Journeys of recovery' booklet produced by the SRN.

A review of the use of offending behaviour programmes for people with mental health problems

This document A review of the use of offending behaviour programmes for people with mental health problems finds that many programmes are not adapted to the needs of people with mental health problems and that they fail to address the most common causes of offending, such as lack of a home and lack of a job.