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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.

Dementia

This booklet gives information about diagnosis, treatment and tests. As well as help, support and where to get more information.

The role and potential development of peer support services

This discussion paper from the Scottish Recovery Network concentrates on a developing model of peer support where peer workers are employed and trained as peer workers specifically because of their own lived experience of recovery.

The Lilias Graham Trust

The Lilias Graham Trust is a charity which provides a unique Residential Support and Assessment Service for families with children. It helps parents understand their children's needs and enable them to meet those needs. Attachment-based play therapy is closely aligned with intensive support and experiential learning for parents in day-to-day parenting and nurturing tasks with their children. Parents’ own needs are acknowledged and supported in this process.

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.

Count Us In: We're still here: Successful Transitions from Secondary School

The document has been produced by HM Inspectorate of Education specifically to support secondary schools in improving the experiences and successes of all their pupils in making post-school transitions, but it will also be useful for those working in partner agencies. This document is part of the wider support comprising The Journey to Excellence series and is a follow up to Count us in.

SCIE Report 7: Developing social care: service users' vision for adult support

This report was produced by Shaping Our Lives National User Network with SCIE for the Department of Health. The Department requested that this piece of work be done to contribute towards their consultation on service users views on the future of adult social care.

Reference paper for Valuing Young People

This paper provides background information on the individual elements of the nine pillars set out in Valuing Young People. The list of polices approaches outlined here is not exhaustive but is intended as a set of concise summaries to give partners, supporters and users of Valuing Young People an overview of polices and approaches that can support young people to achieve their potential.

Recognising fathers: understanding the issues faced by fathers of children with a learning disability

Report that consolidates the key messages from fathers of children with disabilities, and re-contextualises them in a 21st century agenda for development. The platform provided by this report is a sound basis from which professionals and services can re-orientate their practice and service delivery to ensure that fathers are heard, and listened to, their needs embraced and their contribution valued.